Both of my parents have Periodontal Disease. Are there genetic links?


First of all, congratulations on being proactive about your dental health.

Yes, recent evidence suggests that genetics can play a role in your susceptibility to gum disease. However, there are a variety of other factors that also play a role.

Ultimately, plaque bacteria are the causative trigger. Regardless of your risks, removing this trigger as thoroughly as you possibly can with your Daily Self-Performed Care is the goal.

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