Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease is a multi-factorial process that involves several components working together. Several of the most common risk factors for developing periodontal disease include the following:

  • Smoking / Tobacco Use

  • Genetics

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Stress

  • Teeth grinding

  • Medications

  • Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

  • Poor Nutrition and Obesity

  • Age - 70% of Americans over age 65 have gum disease

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - In accordance with the guidelines established by the State of Ohio, we will be open for all dental appointments and procedures starting on May 4, 2020.  We are committed to maintaining the health of our patients, staff and community and will ensure that our safety protocols meet or exceed the standards necessary to accomplish this.  We ask that if you are experiencing Covid-19 Symptoms, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment.