Preventing Gum Recession
Some of the best ways to prevent gum recession include:
Treatment Options for Recession
In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Dr. Roger Sohn in Loma Linda, CA for receding gums.
Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:
Dr. Roger Sohn offers very effective cosmetic dentistry treatments to repair gum recession in Loma Linda, CA for patients who need it. We also provide customized nightguards for those with bruxism and laser dentistry to treat gum disease. But there are many steps you can take to avoid receding gums.
Taking steps to avoid gum recession is smart because healthy gum tissue does more than just keep your smile looking attractive; it protects your teeth as well. When the gums recede and the teeth start to appear different, this is a sign that something is wrong. In many cases, it is bruxism, or tooth grinding. Other times, gum disease is the culprit. Here are some steps you can take to avoid these and other problems.
Practice good oral hygiene: Proper brushing and flossing every day and regular dental checks are your best prevention against developing gum disease, which often leads to gum recession. To keep bacteria under control, you need to brush and floss regularly and do it properly. Holding the brush at the wrong angle or pushing too hard can also harm your gums, so practicing a good brushing technique will help prevent recession.
Treat gum disease now: Gum disease destroys gum tissue little by little and the only way to stop it is to seek professional periodontal care. Getting rid of the bacteria right away with professional care is crucial to stopping further recession. Other treatments are then available with Dr. Sohn to replace gum tissue that was lost to gum disease.
Treat bruxism now: Tooth grinding, also called bruxism, is one of the leading causes of gum recession. The behavior tends to happen at night, so patients who engage in this habit may not be aware until they have a dental exam. Bruxism places undue pressure on the gums. Jaw clenching is another behavior that can affect gum health. Dr. Sohn has treatment solutions to stop the damage.
Fix damaged teeth and bite: Damaged, misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean and more prone to developing decay or gum disease. If you have damaged teeth and notice your gum tissue is changing, this could be why.
Stop using tobacco: Tobacco is harmful to overall health, including the gums. It also increases plaque production, making it harder to control gum disease which is often the cause of gum recession.
Avoid oral piercings: Oral piercings near the gum line or those that make contact with the gums are not recommended because they quickly wear down the gum tissue.
Avoiding gum recession in Loma Linda, CA with the help of Dr. Sohn will keep your smile healthy and attractive. Call us today for your personalized consultation.
Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us a message through the Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.
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