Receding gums occur when the gums move away from the teeth, exposing the roots. Gum tissue protects the teeth, so when the gumline pulls away this can be painful and cause tooth sensitivity. This can also cause tooth loss.
– Gum disease due to bacteria not cleaned away properly can cause receding gums, which is why regular cleanings are important.
– A dentist can advise on best oral care as aggressive brushing can inflame the gums and lead to their recession.
– If teeth grinding is a potential cause for gumline recession a dentist may fit a nightly mouthguard for protection.
“Dentists are trained to determine the issue and work with you to create a treatment plan to resolve the problem. Your gum tissue protects your teeth and keeps them healthy and safe—don’t ignore receding gums if you notice them!”
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