May 4, 2016

Many people emphasize the appearance and health of their teeth. However, your gums are just as important and need just as much care. Gum recession is a common issue our general dentist sees, and there are some surprising reasons why it happens.

  1. Brushing Too Aggressively

It is important to brush your teeth twice a day, but honestly, it does not take a whole lot of force to remove bacteria. Gentle strokes go a long way, and you should be using a soft-bristled toothbrush. If your gums hurt after brushing, then take it as a sign you are doing something wrong.

  1. Grinding Your Teeth

 Many people subconsciously grind their teeth. You may do it when you are feeling a little too stressed out. You may also do it while you sleep. In these instances, wearing a mouth guard while you sleep goes a long way in reducing the effects of bruxism.

  1. Genetics

 Sometimes the reason for your gum recession is completely beyond your control. If your family has a history of receded gums, then you are at a higher likelihood of having it yourself. Let your dentist know if this is the case in your family, and the proper steps can be taken.

  1. Periodontal Disease

Gum disease can lead to a lot of health problems. One of which is gum recession. You can prevent gum disease by taking care of your oral health. If you already have periodontal disease, then treatments are available to get rid of it.

Contact Us When Oral Health Issues Develop

Do you have gum recession in Raleigh, NC? If the answer is yes, then you need to see Dr. Paresh Naran right away. Various procedures are available to make your smile look wonderful once again. You can also receive recommendations on how you can better care for your teeth on your own time. Contact us at 844-629-9786 when problems come up.



Related Articles

Dental Consulting By Progressive Dental