The first step to preventing receding gums is, maintaining healthy gums. Do you take the preventive measures necessary to achieve oral health? Are your gums in a healthy state? These are questions that your dental hygienist alone can answer.
Gums recession takes place slowly and gradually. That is the reason that it is difficult to identify. During your first visit, your hygienist will inform you of what gum recession is. Some common causes of gum recession include:
- Gum disease is left untreated for too long.
- Abstaining from visiting the dentist regularly.
- Brushing your teeth, improperly or too aggressively
Your hygienist will inform you of the measures you can take to stop receding gums. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing is mandatory. It would help if you also used a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
Sometimes gums recession is caused due to misaligned teeth. Your hygienist will be able to best guide you to what treatment you will further need. If gum recession is in its early stages, you may only need a thorough deep cleaning done. If the gums recession has excelled in advancing stages, you may need to get a surgery done.
If you smoke cigarettes, your gums may be in danger already. Visit your hygienist as soon as you can. The state of your oral health depends heavily on your diet. Try eating a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. It is also best to limit your consumption of sodas, fizzy drinks, and alcohol.
If you want that smile of yours to remain, you will need proper oral health care. At Everest Dental Groups, your oral health is our only concern. We have experienced dentists who can answer all your inquiries regarding receding gums. Call us at 346-316-1920 or book an appointment online.