If your gums are starting to pull back and expose more of the teeth, we may recommend a specialized treatment to stop receding gums. Many people with this problem do not realize that their oral health is at risk when they have receding gums, because the gums wear away very gradually.
Signs of Gum Recession
One of the first steps to stop receding gums is to recognize signs and symptoms of gum recession. Often, the first sign of gum recession is sensitive teeth. A notch forming on the teeth around the gum line and teeth that appear longer than normal are other signs of receding gums.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession may be the result of an improper brushing technique, insufficient oral care, and gum disease, among other factors. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, the shifting of the teeth and bone might cause gum recession in some areas. We can provide several tips to stop receding gums during your consultation and trace the problem to some of the following factors:
- Some people are more likely to develop gum disease and have receding gums, as a result.
- Improper brushing technique
- Using the wrong brushing technique can wear down the gum tissue over time.
- Gum disease
- An infection in the mouth can destroy the gums and supporting structures, resulting in recession.
- Body jewelry
- Lip and tongue piercings can irritate and wear down the gums.
- Bite misalignment
- A misaligned bite or crooked teeth can put stress on certain areas of the mouth and lead to receding tissues.
- Tobacco usage
- Smoking or chewing tobacco can affect the health of the gums.
- Hormonal shifts
- Changes in hormone levels can impact the gum tissues, placing women at a higher risk of recession during pregnancy and menopause.
Learn more about how to stop receding gums. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary in Oakley, CA today!