Does my medical health affect my gum health?


Definitely! To keep your gums healthy and periodontal disease at bay (or your gums stable if you have had gum disease in the past), you’ll need to keep things in balance between:

The Trigger: Plaque bacteria living at the join between gums and teeth

Your Sensitivity to the Trigger: Your Immune system, affected by medical conditions, smoking, stress, nutrition, genetics etc.

Resolving the condition involves both removing the trigger itself and disarming the weapon (reducing your sensitivity to the trigger).

We recommend discussing this with the team at your dental office in detail. Investigating things further can sometimes help uncover hidden aspects of your medical health that have been hidden beneath the surface for years.

PS you gum health can also affect your general health as well.

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