What You Should Know About Gum Recession

What You Should Know About Gum Recession

Posted by James Robison Dec 14,2017

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It’s common knowledge that regularly flossing and brushing your teeth is an important part of maintaining a healthy and strong smile and preventing dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Did you know that brushing and flossing regularly can help treat gum recession? Our team invites you to become familiar with important facts about gum disease to help you prevent and seek treatment for gum recession.

Gum disease is much more common than many patients realize–about 50% of American adults have this condition. Gum recession is one of the common signs of gum disease, but the good news is that there are many earlier signs you can identify. Some of these are having tender and red gums or brown spots on your gums. Tooth sensitivity and or teeth that look longer than normal are also indications of gum recession.

You can reverse early stages of gum disease through simple practices such as flossing and brushing–though brushing too vigorously can cause gum recession. Clean your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you know that you have a habit of grinding your teeth—especially in your sleep—you are at a higher risk of gum recession. We highly recommend visiting the dentist every six months for regular dental checkups so that we have the opportunity to identify developing dental issues.

If you would like more information about how you can treat gum recession in Rocklin, California, call 916-663-5555 today and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Rocklin Dental. Drs. Jerard Wilson, Kelly Wilson, and Kevin Yee are here to help you maintain your best smile!

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