If you are over 30 years old, there’s about a 50-50 chance that you could have periodontitis (an advanced form of gum disease), according to the Centers for Disease Control. We hope you don’t have this problem, but most people will develop some form of gum disease during their lives.
We’ve been helping people treat gum disease for decades at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS. We’d be happy to help you improve and maintain your oral health. For today, however, we want to share some of the most common factors that can increase your risk of gum infections.
Knowing them can help you be aware of your own risk for this condition.