Question

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

Answer

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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