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Gum Recession Can Be Avoided By Seeking Early Treatment for Gum Disease

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Gum recession occurs when the gums start to pull back from the roots of your teeth.

Some causes of gum recession include:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Genetics
  • Tooth Brushing Routine
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Tobacco Use
  • Grinding or Clenching of Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth or Bite Misalignment
  • Body Piercing

Steps suggested to prevent gum recession include:

  • Seeing Dr. TJ Miller II for regular cleanings and checkups
  • Not smoking or using other tobacco products 
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Using the proper brushing techniques with a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush
  • Seeing Dr. TJ Miller II to correct a misaligned bite or teeth grinding problems

Dr. TJ Miller II offers gum disease dental care for Worthington and Columbus, OH to reduce symptoms of gum disease such as bad breath, bleeding gums and gum recession. Gum recession is when the gum tissue around the teeth starts to pull back from the roots of your teeth, exposing more tooth than normal. When this happens teeth can become more sensitive and the receding gums can affect the natural beauty of your smile. Gum recession is an indication of gum disease. The gums will not grow back after they have receded, making it important you seek treatment to prevent further recession. Without treatment, it is likely you will end up losing teeth.

Gum recession is a gradual process. Often people do not notice their gums receding until they have extreme tooth sensitivity or can see the gaps. Sometimes you can notice if your teeth seem longer than normal or you can feel a notch or small dent around the gum line. If you notice any of these signs of gum recession talk to Dr. TJ Miller II as soon as possible. Dr. TJ Miller II can create a treatment plan to prevent further gum recession.

There are some key causes of gum recession you should be mindful of: 

  • Periodontal disease, or gum disease
  • Genetic disposition
  • Brushing too hard
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Hormonal changes
  • Smoking and using other tobacco products
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
  • Lip or tongue piercings

Preventing gum recession starts with taking good care of your mouth and practicing a good oral hygiene routine on a regular basis. Other steps to take to prevent gum recession include:

  • Seeing Dr. TJ Miller II for regular cleanings and checkups
  • Not smoking or using other tobacco products 
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Using the proper brushing techniques with a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush
  • Seeing Dr. TJ Miller II to correct a misaligned bite or teeth grinding problems
  • Pay attention to changes in your mouth

There are a number of treatment options available for those with gum recession, and Dr. TJ Miller II can discuss them with you. If you are concerned about receding gums, set up a consultation with Dr. TJ Miller II to receive dental care for Worthington and Columbus, OH today.