Receding gums occurs when your gums pull back from the tooth’s surface, exposing the root surface of the teeth. This is one form of periodontal disease that can ultimately lead to further oral issues.
In some cases, an excessive amount of oral care such as brushing or flossing too aggressively could be the reason your gums are receding. Be sure to use a soft bristle brush and brush in a circular motion. Brushing shouldn’t hurt. If you experience pain when brushing, contact Lindner Dental as soon as possible.
Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, can be the reason gums are receding. Brushing and flossing regularly, at least two times a day or more depending on your habits should be second nature and part of your daily routine.
Genetics also plays a part in your oral health. You could inherit certain oral conditions from your parents, leaving you at a greater risk of receding gums. If you aren’t quite sure if your gums are receding, call Lindner Dental at 603-944-9196 and we’ll take a look. We provide treatment plans and guidance on how to solve problems causing gum recession.