What Factors Can Contribute to Gingivitis?

Although poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of gingivitis, other contributing factors include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Diabetes and other systemic diseases
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain medications
  • Substance abuse
  • HIV infection

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