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The holiday seasons are finally here! With the advent of Halloween just around the corner, the increase of numerous risk factors to your smile is greater than ever. With the influx of sugary sweets, it is important to protect your smile from the risks associated with gum disease and tooth decay.

However, gum disease can also be linked to numerous other risk factors beyond the foods you eat. If you are smoking or chewing any tobacco, using any drugs, or taking any medications that promote dry mouth, you will be at an increased risk for gum disease. Furthermore, a poor oral hygiene linked to poor cleaning habits or a lack of dental examinations can further increase your risk for gum disease.

Gum disease can also be caused by risk factors out of your control. This includes diabetes, genetics, and hormone changes. Hormone changes in girls are known to severely increase a woman’s risk of gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. To help prevent and treat gum disease with non-surgical treatments, visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations.

Dr. Gregory Dvorak and all of our wonderful team are located in New Prague, Minnesota. If you would like to schedule an appointment with New Prague Gentle Dental Care for gum disease, please call our dentist office at 952-758-3003. Gum disease can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.