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Smoking and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is very common in adults but it can take many different forms, from simple gum inflammation to a more serious issue that damages the gum and potentially the bone which could mean loosing teeth. The disease is caused by bacteria and mucus, along with a host of other things in your mouth, so it is vital to brush and floss regularly in order to reduce your chances of contracting anything harmful. At Marylebone Implant Centre we have helped treat periodontal disease in a number of people, and even helped many prevent it with something as small as lifestyle changes. Quit Smoking to Reduce Your Risk Smokers are at higher risk than non-smokers of getting gum disease, and if you continue smoking while receiving treatment then the chances of clearing it are greatly reduced. As well as receiving other additional health benefits we strongly advise that you cut down or quit smoking to significantly lower your chances of gum disease. There are many factors that you are unable to control in regards to gum disease, however the tartar build up that comes with poor oral hygiene in conjunction with smoking causes the development of deeper periodontal pockets. Changing these habits early can help save you the risk of something serious developing later in life. At Marylebone Implant Centre we are experts in every aspect of your dental hygiene and can help you solve any problems that may occur. If you are experiencing periodontal issues then give us a call today on 020 34 34 29 34 and we can assist you in resolving them.