How you brush your teeth with gum recession is very important to make sure you don’t cause any further damage.
Gum recession is a very common problem and most of the time you don’t even notice it since it does form gradually.
What is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is when is the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away and exposes more of the tooth and even the tooth’s root. When this happens gaps or “pockets” form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up and cause other severe damage to the teeth and bones securing those teeth.
What Causes Gum Recession?
There are many causes for this condition such as:
- gum disease
- hormonal changes can make women more vulnerable to gum recession
- trauma to the gums such as a sports injury
- genetics (some people are more predisposed to gum disease or they are born with gums that are thin and weak)
- brushing your teeth too hard
If you have gum recession or your gums are at risk one should take great care when brushing. Please watch the video below on how best to brush if you have gum recession.
There are other forms of treatment when dealing with gum recession. Best to make an appointment with your dentist to determine the best treatment plan for you.
If you have questions to commonly asked questions about gum disease you can find information here from the Canadian Dental Association.
Feel free to contact us to set up an appointment to assess your situation.