Gum recession is an oral tissue condition that involves your gums moving away from the base of your teeth. This generally exposes the tooth roots, make the teeth look extra long, and even cause tooth sensitivity. This condition is typically caused by irritation of the gums, whether that irritation is from brushing too hard, plaque, or using the wrong oral hygiene tools. Our dentist, Dr. Diego Flores, is happy to help you stop your gum recession by encouraging you to do the following things:
-Use an electric toothbrush: An electric toothbrush can be beneficial because the bristle vibrations can thoroughly clean your teeth. This will help you avoid brushing too hard because all you need to do is slide the brush bristles across the teeth. Some brushes even have pressure sensors.
-Don’t use the wrong toothpaste: Sometimes tooth whitening and tartar-control toothpaste can irritate the gums. So, if your gums are overly sensitive, it’s best to use plain fluoride toothpaste.
-Visit your dentist regularly: Visiting your dentist will allow you to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This can help your gum recession because these two substances are enemies to the gums.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about preventing gum recession in Spring, Texas, please contact America's Family Dental today at 281-528-1321. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!