Periodontal disease factors page

Factors that may increase and worsen risks for periodontal disease:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Diabetes
  • Bridges that do not fit perfectly
  • Crooked teeth
  • Faulty fillings
  • Some prescription drugs – steroids, oral contraceptives, cancer therapy drugs, etc.

On the whole, to keep a healthy smile, follow all the steps stated above and do not forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist on a regular basis and if you have concerns.

Choosing a dental product

Also, when choosing your products, make sure it has the Australian Dental Association seal. This ensures that the product has been tried, tested, and approved for safety and effectiveness. If you’re not sure what products to use, consult your dentist.