May 4, 2016
Have you noticed that your gums are not quite in the same shape as they once were? Perhaps you have observed that your gums are not covering as much of your teeth as they used to or maybe they are showing other signs of a change in health, such as bleeding, a color change or pain. These are all important to take note of as they can be indicative of gum recession. Here are some reasons why your gums might be receding and what you can do about this common problem.
- Your jawbones might be going through a process of demineralization. This might be due to trauma, accident or injury that your mouth or body has experienced or genetic factors that you were born with. It could be because you have a bad habit of grinding or biting down on your teeth in your sleep. Or it could point to an advanced stage of gum disease.
- You might have a nutritional deficiency that is causing both your gums and your bones to suffer. These deficiencies can generally be corrected by supplementing with any vitamins or minerals that you are low in and eating a very healthy and nutrient-dense diet.
- Gum disease is very common among adults and can also lead to mild to severe gum recession. To prevent gum disease and help to reverse its effects if you already suffer from it, make sure to see your dentist regularly and schedule checkups and cleanings at least twice a year.
Reach Out to Us Today
If you are suffering from gum recession in Vancouver, BC, we at Wall Centre Dental are here to help and are delighted to work out a customized treatment plan that will fit your needs. Give general dentist Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir a call today at (604) 879-3333 to learn more about our office and how we can best serve you.