am i at risk?

One of the myths about oral bacteria infection is that it occurs only with people who do not exercise proper oral hygiene habits. While good oral hygiene plays a significant role in reducing the likelihood of getting oral bacterial infection, many factors contribute toward contracting this disease.

About 30% of people are gentetically susceptible to oral bacteria inflammation. Other factors also put individuals at higher risk. Stress, mouth breathing, nutrition, smoking, drug use, race, socio-economic factors, frequency of dental cleanings to remove calculus, and gender all contribute to a person's susceptibility for periodontitus.

Oral bacteria inflammation is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.

Here are just a few health complications caused by dangerous oral bacteria: