Gum Disease: Who Does It Happen To?

If your gums have always seemed quite healthy, you may wonder if you’re just not someone to whom gum disease may happen. This of course may then cause you to wonder who out there experiences periodontal problems, if perhaps you’ve been lucky or if you’ve been doing something right, and more. We are happy to lift the mystery regarding your gum health, so you may easily protect your tissues for many more years of enjoying a healthy smile.

It Can Happen To Anyone

Gum disease is not something that you may happen to be immune to. It can affect anyone! That means it can happen to you if you’re young or old. It can even happen if you have never experienced it before. When you keep this in mind, it’s easier to recognize that preventing it is something you simply must put forth the effort to do.

It Usually Develops Due To Poor Hygiene

Most of the time, the reason you find yourself dealing with gum disease is because you did not brush and floss correctly or frequently enough (and possibly because you missed your preventive visits with our team). Fortunately, when you keep your smile clean every day and with our professional help in the form of cleanings, this is a problem that’s easy to avoid (plaque is the primary factor).

Certain Factors Make It More Likely

You may be more likely to end up with gum disease than someone else due to particular factors. For instance, gum problems more frequently affect pregnant women and those dealing with hormonal fluctuations. It’s more common in men than in women, it’s more likely if your parents dealt with it, if you smoke, and if you have diabetes. Want to protect your gums? See us for care!

Protect Your Perio Health With Our Care

Remember that we provide preventive dental cleanings as well as scaling and root planing to help protect your gum health! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.