The symptoms of gum recession are both cosmetic and functional in nature. Patients often notice that their teeth appear longer and may have a yellow, discolored appearance on the tooth surface near the gum line. Triangular spacing between the teeth may also seem to be more apparent. When the roots become exposed, the teeth are often sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and acidic foods and beverages. Any of these symptoms warrants an evaluation with our LANAP Certified Dentist Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary.
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Preventing Gum Recession
Some of the ways to prevent gum recession include:
- Treat gum disease early on
- See us on schedule for your dental visits
- Refrain from using tobacco products
- Use the right tooth brushing technique
- Correct a misaligned bite or crooked teeth
- Avoid teeth clenching and grinding habits
About Gum Recession
Once the gums have worn away, they cannot grow back and a gum graft may be necessary to restore the gum line. Gum recession occurs gradually, so many people do not even realize there is a problem until they notice a difference in their smile.
The best method of addressing oral complications is always prevention. However, if you find that you have the signs and symptoms of gum disease or gum recession, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary in Oakley, CA today.