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Understanding Gum Recession And Its Causes


Posted on 9/20/2021 by Dr. Johnson
Understanding Gum Recession And Its CausesWhen the gum tissue that usually surrounds the teeth recedes or wears away, exposing the tooth base, this is known as gum recession and is a typical dental problem. This problem, if unchecked, may cause dental sensitivity, cavities, and eventual tooth loss. If you know what triggers gum recession, you may take measures to stop it or reverse it.

Several Factors May Cause Gum Recession


Gum recession is typical and may be caused by periodontal disease. A bacterial infection of the gums and jawbone causes tooth loss. Gum recession and eventual tooth loss may result from untreated, periodontal disease. Brushing too hard, smoking, hormonal fluctuations, and heredity may contribute to gum recession.

Unhealthy habits with one's teeth and gums are another typical reason for receding gums. If you don't take the time to clean your teeth, plaque, and tartar routinely will build up on your teeth, ultimately causing gum disease and receding gums if left untreated. Good dental hygiene is essential for avoiding gum recession and other dental issues.

Behaviors like tooth grinding and clenching may also cause gum recession. This may lead to gum recession and eventual tooth loss due to the extreme pressure on the teeth. See your dentist if you suspect you have a problem with teeth grinding or clenching.

Good dental care, including twice-day brushing, daily flossing, and biannual visits to the dentist, will help you avoid gum recession. If you are a smoker and want to lessen your chances of gum disease and recession, you should give up the habit.

To put you at ease while receiving top-notch dental treatment, we staff only the most qualified and personable specialists in the field. Each patient is different, thus we provide a comprehensive menu of services ranging from standard cleanings to cutting-edge dental implants.

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