If your gums have receded, then that means they have pulled away from the base of the teeth, making the teeth look longer, exposing the tooth roots and causing tooth sensitivity. This can affect the health, comfort and appearance of the smile. Unfortunately, there are many causes of gum recession. Our dentist, Dr. Cris Turman, would like to tell you all about the causes so you can determine the cause behind your recession. Some gum recession culprits are:
– Physical wear of the gums: Brushing and flossing too hard (especially with the wrong tools), misusing whitening treatments, grinding your teeth and severely injuring your teeth and gums can all cause gum recession. It’s important to avoid habits that irritate and harm the gums as much as possible.
– Inflammation of the gums: If you suffer from gum disease, which is a serious and dangerous dental problem, then your gums are inflamed. This makes the tissues recede from the base of the teeth. It’s very important to treat the disease as quickly as possible. If you suffer from the early stages, a professional dental cleaning might be the only treatment necessary.
– Genetics: Genetics can cause receded gums, and there’s not much you can do about it. If you want to improve the appearance and health of your smile, you can consider gum grafts.
Do you have any questions about the causes of gum recession in Linton, North Dakota? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Turman Dental by dialing 701-254-4521. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!