Time is a factor when addressing periodontal diseases. Regular monitoring and early treatment are key in preventing the destructive elements of poor oral health. Knowing the risk factors associated with periodontal disease can go a long way towards prevention. Periodontal Disease risk factors include elements of genetics, lifestyle, and general health that can factor into the development of gum disease. If any of these elements resonate with the patient on a personal level, they should increase their diligence around good oral hygiene and regular check ups.

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