BEHAVIORAL FACTORS AND PERIODONTAL DISEASES.
Dr. Shweta Sharma, Dr. Himanshu Trivedi*, Dr. Vivek Kumar Sharma and Prof. N. D. Gupta
Much periodontal research concentrates on proximal causes such as bacteria and the behavioral and lifestyle aspect of person affecting periodontal health is not addressed. Habits and behaviors to life circumstances affect the immune system and thereby systemic and oral health. Assessment of such risk factors and their management should be a vital part of periodontal therapy.
Keywords: Behavior, Oral health, Periodontitis, Risk factors.
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