Gum Recession Prevention

 

Tips for Preventing Gum Recession

If you are at risk for gum disease and notice that your teeth appear longer than usual or are very sensitive, make sure to take steps to stop gum recession. Receding gums are just one of the side effects of gum disease but some people can develop this problem when they use the wrong tooth brushing technique or if they have bruxism. Any habits and activities that wear down the gum tissue can compromise your oral health.

There are several things you can do to stop gum recession in its tracks and maintain a healthy smile. These include:

  • Using the right tooth brushing technique
  • Refraining from clenching and grinding the teeth
  • Getting treatment for misalignment
  • Breaking habits that irritate the gum tissue
  • Wearing a nightguard

Treatment Options for Gum Recession

If you want to restore your oral health, make sure you receive professional treatment with Dr. Joe Wilbanks as soon as possible. Some of the most effective gum recession treatment and prevention options include:

  • Gum grafting
  • Periodontal therapy
  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
  • Using a soft bristled or electric toothbrush

Receding Gums Prevention

If you are at risk for gum disease and notice that your teeth appear longer than usual or are very sensitive, make sure to take steps to stop gum recession. Receding gums are just one of the side effects of gum disease but some people can develop this problem when they use the wrong tooth brushing technique or if they have bruxism. Any habits and activities that wear down the gum tissue can compromise your oral health.

Ways to Stop Gum Recession

There are several things you can do to stop gum recession and maintain a healthy smile. These include:

  • Using the right tooth brushing technique – If you are using too much pressure when brushing and using a toothbrush at the wrong angle, you can wear down the gums.
  • Breaking habits of clenching and grinding the teeth – Many people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, which can damage the gums.
  • Getting treatment for misalignment – Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can put pressure on some areas of the mouth, which wears down the gum tissue.
  • Breaking habits that irritate the gums – If you are smoking regularly or chewing on foreign objects, you may end up wearing down the gums.
  • Wearing a nightguard – This is an appliance that can protect your teeth and gums while sleeping.

Contact us to learn more about gum recession prevention or to schedule an appointment.


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