What Causes Gum Disease?

The symptoms of gum disease can range from a reversible condition to a serious problem that could require oral surgery. It’s good to know the causes and risk factors so you can help avoid problems before they start.

Plaque Buildup

The primary cause of gum disease is plaque, which is a sticky film made up of mostly bacteria. It’s when that plaque buildup turns to tartar that the real problems start for your gums.

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It’s well known that smoking tobacco causes respiratory and heart problems. What you may not know is that it is linked to gum disease and can increase the risk of gum disease.

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Stress is a risk factor for gum disease. It can make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, including periodontal diseases. A good daily gum health routine can really help.

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Some people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease. Early detection by a dental professional and good gum care at home can help keep gum health in check. 

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How parodontax Toothpaste Works

parodontaxTM is a toothpaste that is clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums. When used twice daily, it significantly reduces plaque and bleeding gums after 12 weeks.