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Types of factors associated with gum disease in our Marietta patients

Gum disease is an oral condition affecting approximately 75 percent of the American population. Most periodontal dental patients are adults, with an increase in the instance of gum disease rising with age. Of those who have gum disease, estimates are that only about 60 percent are aware of the problem, and receive professional treatment to combat oral bacteria. Further research points to the factors of gum disease, as only 30 percent of the population has a genetic predisposition to this condition.

With just over one-quarter linked to heredity, what are the other types of factors are associated with gum disease? In our Marietta area dental practice, we are well aware of the many underlying causes, and are able to offer successful treatment of gum disease based on the severity of the condition. Some of the factors that may increase one's risk of gum disease include:
  • Smoking is the most prominent preventable cause of gum disease. The use of tobacco products, in general, due to nicotine, leads to the depletion of oxygen in oral tissues. The body also responds to irritation from chemical substances with inflammation and an overproduction of cytokines, sent by the immune system. In excess, cytokines cause damage to connective tissues.
  • Age, perhaps due to natural biochemical changes, is associated with the risk of gum disease. Where half of American adults have gingivitis around a few teeth, 86 percent of those over the age of seventy experienced advanced periodontal disease or the loss of teeth due to this condition.
  • Hormones, especially in women, have been shown to have an impact on the oral cavity. In the dental field, there is something known as hormone-influenced gingivitis. This condition may occur in adolescent girls, in pregnant women, and in those taking oral contraceptives.
These are just a few of the various factors that may increase a person's risk of gum disease, recognizing your personal risk factors are important. At 32 Dental, we work to create long-lasting relationships with our patients, which allow us to closely monitor oral conditions over years as the body changes. Personalized dental care creates a nice level of comfort and trust, and helps us stay abreast of any changes occurring in gum tissue.

Protect yourself against gum disease. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive dental examination.

About Dr. Sean Breckley

Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.

About Dr. Lan Vo

Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
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  • Review Posted By Ashley B.
    I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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    My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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  • Review Posted By Dave M.
    I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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    My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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    32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.
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