Gum Recession: Causes And Treatment

Gum Recession
Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease which is why if you notice that your gums are receding you shouldn’t ignore it. Also, in order to better assist yourself with gum recession prevention it’s important to better understand what causes gum recession. Also, it is very important to understand what your treatment options are if you have developed signs of gum recession. 


Gum Disease
As mentioned above gum disease is thought to be directly linked to receding gums. This is because bacteria can eat away at the tissue of your gums and can eventually weaken them. In order to help avoid developing gum disease it’s important to take steps like flossing and using antibacterial mouthwash.  


Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard
If you brush your teeth too hard this is another way to wear down your gums which will eventually wear down the enamel of your teeth as well. Although, it’s important to be sure that you are thoroughly and actively brushing your teeth aggressive can be just as bad as not brushing regularly in terms of damage.


Treatment Methods
Thanks to advancements in dental technology procedures have been created in order to assist with the gum recession treatment process. However, it’s important to note that when gum disease is treated in its initial stages it can be reversible, but in its later stages even if treated the effects are not reversible.


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If you feel as though you may be experiencing gum recession, then it would be very beneficial for your oral health and your overall health if you contacted us to schedule an examination and consultation with one of our trained doctors. Schedule your consultation to receive a diagnosis and treatment if needed.