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Family Gum Disease Risk in Fort Myers & Surrounding Cities

Periodontal Disease Prevention Between Family Members

Evidence suggests that the bacteria that cause gum disease can be passed between family members, from one spouse to another or from parents to children. Other research has revealed an association between gum disease and immediate family members. The bacteria that cause gum disease can pass through saliva, placing other family members at risk.

The American Academy of Periodontology recognizes that treatment of gum disease may involve entire families. If one family member has gum disease, the AAP recommends that every family member see a dentist, like Dr. Hoop, for a periodontal screening.

Do you want to schedule an exam for your family? Call our Fort Myers or Naples office today. Our team is always willing and eager to help answer your questions. Dr. Hoop serves patients from Fort Myers, and all of Southwest Florida.

12630 Whitehall Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 USA
George A. Hoop, DDS, PA Fort Myers, FL Dentist (239) 939-7299 office@wemakeyousmile.com
9120 Galleria Court, Suite 101, Naples, Fl 34109 USA
Dr. George A. Hoop Naples, FL Dentist (239) 594-8817 office@wemakeyousmile.com