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Why do I have periodontal disease if i'm only 19 years old?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Brush and floss
Probably because you do not floss every day and brush properly twice a day.

In brief: Brush and floss
Probably because you do not floss every day and brush properly twice a day.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Um also you are more likely to have problems with peridontal disease if you smoke any substance, eat many sugary and acidic foods. Your gum health is as important as your health in the rest of your body. Healthy gums and teeth mean that you are less likely to have other problems. Start with the basics, followup with a peridontists and ask questions other questions about health on Health Tap!
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a dentist
There are a few reasons you could have periodontal disease at such a young age.
Not brushing and flossing correctly make things worse but it is unusual for your age. Other factors that could be contributing factors are smoking, a genetic trait of diabetes, genetics for periodontal disease, and other systemic health issues. Please see a dentist and a physicians.

In brief: See a dentist
There are a few reasons you could have periodontal disease at such a young age.
Not brushing and flossing correctly make things worse but it is unusual for your age. Other factors that could be contributing factors are smoking, a genetic trait of diabetes, genetics for periodontal disease, and other systemic health issues. Please see a dentist and a physicians.
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: Who diagnosed this?
Did your dentist diagnose this? If so, did they give you any insight into why you are having this problem? Does the dentist also see your parents? And if so, do they also have periodontal disease.
These questions need to be answered by someone who has actually seen your problem and how severe it may be. Juvenile periodontitis does exist -- evaluate: medical or other factors incl smoking.

In brief: Who diagnosed this?
Did your dentist diagnose this? If so, did they give you any insight into why you are having this problem? Does the dentist also see your parents? And if so, do they also have periodontal disease.
These questions need to be answered by someone who has actually seen your problem and how severe it may be. Juvenile periodontitis does exist -- evaluate: medical or other factors incl smoking.
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