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Gum disease is an oral health ailment that can severely hinder your smile. In order to treat gum disease properly, it needs to be a found as soon as it starts to occur. However, the best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it to begin with. This can be an accomplished through the use of understanding its risk factors and preventing hazards associated with gum disease.

Numerous risk factors exist that can increase your prevalence of developing gum disease. Genetics alone can make an individual up to 6 times more likely to suffer from gum disease. In addition, hormonal changes, pregnancies, and the presence of diabetes can increase your risk for the disease. Other common risk factors for gum disease include improper oral health care and a lack of visits to your dentist, the use of unhealthy products such as smoking and chewing tobacco, medications that produce dry mouth as a side effect, a poor diet, and improper oral health care treatment techniques. If any of these risk factors are present in your life, you will be at a much higher risk for gum tissue infection.

Now is the best time to visit the dentist office of Arthur Kremer DDS for gum disease treatment. Dr. Arthur Kremer and our team at our office in Herscher, Illinois, is here to ensure you receive the gum disease treatments to keep your smile in peak condition. We can be reached by calling us at 815-426-2611.