How to Prevent Gum Recession

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Gum recession is a common dental issue that involves your gums moving away from your teeth. The gums then expose the tooth roots and create pockets, which can cause tooth sensitivity and infection.

There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including gum disease, your genes, aggressive tooth brushing, insufficient dental care, hormonal changes, tobacco products, teeth grinding, and a misaligned bite. There are also many treatments that can help with gum recession, like soft tissue grafts, scaling and root planing, and pinhole surgery. However, it’s best to prevent gum recession as much as possible, and you can do so by doing the following things:

-Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to brush properly.

-Floss your smile at least once a day.

-Visit your dentist twice a year, or as recommended, to receive a dental cleaning.

-Correct your misaligned bite if you have one.

-Consider techniques to prevent teeth-grinding habits.

-Quit using tobacco products.

-Eat a well-balanced and healthy diet.

-Monitor changes that happen to your mouth.

For more information and details about gum recession in Lawrenceville, Georgia, please feel free to call David E. Pearson DMD PC at 770.995.9051. Your dentist, Dr. David E. Pearson, and our dental team are more than happy to help you in any way we can!