Receding Gums Prevention and Treatment Information

You may have noticed something different about the way your teeth look or feel, but just can’t put your finger on it. There is a chance you could be experiencing gum recession. Gum recession happens when the gum tissue wears away and exposes more of the tooth than was previously covered. It can lead to a toothy smile, tooth loss, and more.

Receding gums can happen as a result of multiple occurrences in your life. Some of the most common are:

  • Over brushing your teeth
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Teeth didn’t grow in properly
  • Changing hormones
  • Predisposition

Symptoms may include:

  • Nothing at all
  • Sensitivity in the gums area or teeth within your mouth
  • Loose teeth

Having open communication with your dentist can also be beneficial because they can monitor changes in your mouth and/or suggest preventative treatments as they see fit. Other preventative measures include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing daily
  • Maintaining a balanced diet
  • Not using tobacco products

There are many treatments available at the different levels of gum recession like:

  • Changing your brushing habits by brushing with less force
  • Using a softer bristled tooth brush when brushing
  • Gum Grafts

Talk to your dental specialist today if you think you may be experiencing receding gums and remember that at Nicollet Station Dental we are dedicated to complete comfort and dental health for all of our patients.