Gum Disease Risk Assessment

Gum Disease Facts

  • Gum inflammation is a prime risk factor for heart disease, heart attack and, hypertension and stroke
  • Dangerous oral bacteria can migrate and has been found in the sites of heart disease

Assess Your Gum Disease Risk

1. Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?

3. Do you suffer from bad breath?

5. Do you smoke?

7. Do you get food wedged between your teeth?

9. Are your teeth sensitive to cold temperatures?

11. Has it been more than a year since your last professional dental cleaning?

2. Do your gums appear red (Do they match your lips rather than your skin)?

4. Do you have any loose teeth or teeth that have shifted?

6. Are there areas on your gums that ever get swollen or sore?

8. Do you see exposed roots at the gum line?

10. Have you ever been told you have “gingivitis”, “bone loss”, or “gum disease”?

12. Have your parents or siblings lost teeth due to periodontal disease?

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