• Other Factors that Contribute to Gum Disease

    by Dr. Soheir Azer
    on Aug 9th, 2018

You should know that there are factors other than brushing and flossing that affect your oral health. In fact, research shows that smoking is the leading factor independently assocaited with the progression of gum disease. According to one study, more than 41% of the study subjects with progressive periodontal (gum) disease were smokers. You may also be interested to know that the second most important factor is sleep. Researchers found that subjects who got seven to eight hours of sleep per night, had less progressive periodontal disease than those who got less than six hours of sleep nightly. It was also found that high stress levels and daily alcohol consumption had a significant impact on the progression of gum disease. 

The goal of periodontal treatment is to control any infection that exists and to halt progression of the disease. It makes good sense to start preventive measures against dental disease as soon as possible. When was the last time you had a complete dental exam. Dr. Azer makes a thorough evalution of existing and potnetial problems. Call us today at 949-548-9000 to schedule a convient appointment. We're located at 355 Placentia, #105 Newport Beach, CA 92663. 

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