Gum Recession Prevention in Matthews, NC

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Prevent The Progression Or Development Of Gum Recession

Preventing Gum Recession

Preventive care is essential for your oral health. Some of the best ways to prevent receding gums include:

  • Using the right tooth brushing technique
  • Breaking habits like teeth clenching and grinding
  • Getting treatment for misalignment
  • Breaking habits that might irritate the gums
  • Wearing dental appliances like a nightguard
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One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease

*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm

How to Prevent Receding Gums in Matthews, NC

If you are at risk for periodontal disease or you notice that your teeth are becoming very sensitive, you need to take steps to reduce your risk of developing receding gums. Gum recession is primarily caused by gum disease, but some people develop receding gums when they are using the wrong brushing technique or if they have bruxism. Any habits that irritate the gum tissue can wear them down and make the gums recede. However, there are some things you can do to prevent receding gums.

Ways to Prevent Gum Recession

If you are concerned about receding gums, Dr. Green can make a recommendation to treat this condition. Some of the ways to prevent gum recession include:

  • Using the right tooth brushing technique. Many people are using the wrong type of toothbrush or the wrong technique, which often ends up wearing down the gums.
  • Breaking habits of clenching and grinding the teeth. You may be clenching and grinding your teeth without realizing it and damaging your gums in the process
  • Seeking treatment for misalignment. A misaligned bite or crooked teeth can cause damage to the gum tissue, in the form of gum recession.
  • Breaking habits that irritate the gums. Chewing on hard objects or engaging in tobacco use can negatively impact the delicate gum tissues.
  • Wearing a nightguard. You can help to avoid damage to your gums and teeth by wearing a nightguard.

Gum Recession Treatment Options

If you want to restore your oral health after gum disease or need treatment for gum recession, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kiya Green. Some of the most effective options for treating gum recession include:

Dr. Green may recommend gum grafting or PST™ to restore the gum line when gum recession has occurred. Schedule your consultation in Matthews, NC today!