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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the process of tissue decay caused by unhealthy bacteria in your mouth. Preventing gum disease can keep your smile and your child’s smile healthy.

Don’t let gum disease ruin your child’s oral health. As long as you take the necessary steps to fight it, gum disease can be prevented. Here are tips and warnings of risks that could increase the chances of the disease:

-Diabetes can increase your risk for gum disease, along with a host of other diseases.
-Although you really cannot prevent hormonal changes, it is important to know that hormone changes in women and young girls can increase the chance for gingivitis to develop, which is an early stage of gum disease.
-A poor diet will not only increase your risk for gum disease but it can also increase your risk for a host of other issues. Always maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
-Various medications can increase the risk of gum disease by causing your mouth to dry easier, preventing saliva from protecting your teeth and gums.

Gum disease has many stages of severity, many of which can be reversed. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Greg Evans, you can call our office in Fort Collins, CO, by calling our number at 970-407-1020. We look forward to speaking with you soon!