8 doctors weighed in:
Do only people who don't brush and floss get the symptoms of gum disease?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Some people are more likely than others but brushing and flossing help a great deal!

In brief: No
Some people are more likely than others but brushing and flossing help a great deal!
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unfortunately not
Even the cleanest mouths can still get it.
Some forms of gum disease are genetically linked.

In brief: Unfortunately not
Even the cleanest mouths can still get it.
Some forms of gum disease are genetically linked.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Gum disease can be present in many different clinical situations.
There are genetic factors in addition to local factors such as the bite and iatrogenic dentistry that can also contribute to the disease. Seeing a lanap trained periodontist is a good preventative measure. www.drgums.com.

In brief: No
Gum disease can be present in many different clinical situations.
There are genetic factors in addition to local factors such as the bite and iatrogenic dentistry that can also contribute to the disease. Seeing a lanap trained periodontist is a good preventative measure. www.drgums.com.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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In brief: No
Brushing and flossing significantly reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease, but it is still possible to develop gum disease.

In brief: No
Brushing and flossing significantly reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease, but it is still possible to develop gum disease.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dr. Michael Montgomery
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