Taking care of your overall oral health can help save your smile from tooth loss…

Recent studies have revealed that gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss amongst adults- ahead of sporting injuries, tooth decay and accidents. This finding has highlighted the importance of oral health, and it is important to be aware of the risk factors that can contribute to the development of gum disease.

Risk factors that can lead to the development of gum disease include:


The regular consumption of cigarettes is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of periodontal disease. Furthermore, smoking can decrease the chances of successful treatment of gum disease.

Hormonal changes

The hormonal changes associated with adolescence and pregnancy can make gums more sensitive and increase the risk of the development of gum disease.


As people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing infections, this includes gum disease.


Medications that reduce the flow of saliva can place you at a higher risk of gum disease, and can also increase your chance of the development of tooth decay.


Some people are more prone to the development of gum disease than others.

If you have suffered from tooth loss as a result of gum disease, at Taylor Dental Implants and Aesthetics located in Southport we can provide a dental implant solution that is the closest thing to getting your natural tooth back!

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Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.