Causes of Gum Disease

Understand the causes of gum disease and how to prevent it with Dr. Amelia Aristodemo’s expertise in this helpful patient education video.

Gum disease can be attributed to a variety of factors, with genetics playing a significant role for some individuals. Lifestyle choices also greatly influence gum health; a diet lacking in essential nutrients, smoking or using smokeless tobacco, and excessive alcohol consumption can all contribute to the development of gum disease.

Medical conditions such as diabetes can exacerbate the risk, as can bruxism, which is the grinding or clenching of teeth. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene practices, including inadequate brushing and flossing, along with infrequent dental visits and professional cleanings, are key contributors to the onset and progression of gum disease.

To assess your gum health and take proactive steps towards maintaining healthy gums, we encourage you to schedule an exam with us. Let’s work together to ensure your gums remain healthy and strong.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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