Understanding Gum Recession

Gum Recession
Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease and because of this it’s very important to be sure that you schedule an appointment with your dentist right away if you find that you are experiencing gum recession. Gum disease is becoming more prominent today in America. With this being said it’s important to be sure that you are maintaining your oral health because your mouth is connected to your body. Meaning that if gum disease is left untreated it can spread to the rest of your body causing other health problems. Also, overtime the gums surrounding your teeth can begin to recede and when this happens it creates an opening or a pocket where bacteria can begin to develop between your teeth and your gum line. These pockets that are created are the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and if untreated spread all over your body.


Gum Disease Causes And Prevention
In order to better understand how to prevent the development of gum disease it’s equally important to understand what causes gum disease. Please review some of the major causes of gum disease below:  

  • Having poor dental care
  • Having an unhealthy diet
  • Constant teeth grinding
  • Using tobacco products
  • Lip or tongue piercings

If you understand all of the preventable causes of gum recession this is a huge part of the first step towards taking preventative measures against developing gum recession. Also, if you do develop gum recession being aware of the causes will make it easier for you to identify and seek dental treatment. 


Schedule Your Consultation
If you notice signs that you may be experiencing gum recession please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office and schedule a consultation. Doing so will allow our trained dental professional to conduct an exam and provide you with dental treatment if it’s found that you are suffering from gum recession.  

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