Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Factors That Increase Your Risk of Developing Periodontal Disease

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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious dental problem that could lead to the loss of your natural teeth. There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of periodontal disease. One of the top causes is poor oral hygiene. Unless you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly each day, plaque builds up and tartar will form, setting the stage for the development of periodontal disease. Even if you do maintain a rigorous at-home oral care routine, failing to see your dentist for a professional cleaning and check-up every six months could increase your risk of gum disease.

Other risk factors of periodontal disease include underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes. You’re also at a higher risk if you’re pregnant, if you have crooked teeth, or if you have bridges that don’t fit well. Having old fillings in your mouth is another risk factor. Furthermore, if you take certain medications such as calcium channel blockers or chemotherapy drugs, you are more likely to suffer this oral health problem.

Preserve your oral health and prevent periodontal disease by scheduling regular check-ups at the office of Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates. Our Manhattan practice offers preventative dental care and smile makeover solutions. Give us a call today at (212) 279-1232 to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday