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What Are the Causes Of Gingival Recession?


Posted on 8/21/2023 by Evan
What Are the Causes Of Gingival Recession?Your gums can start to wear away and pull back from their normal position due to a variety of reasons. Such a condition will expose the roots of your teeth. It is a prevalent gum condition that occurs gradually, and the first symptom is tooth sensitivity. There are a number of issues that can cause gingival recession, and they include:

Gum Disease


Bacteria in your mouth can infect the tissues surrounding your tooth, leading to inflammation. If the infection and inflammation are not treated in time, it will cause gum disease and eventually periodontal disease. Advanced gum disease destroys the tissues supporting the jawbone, which holds the teeth in position.

Aggressive Tooth Cleaning Procedures


When brushing your teeth, you need to be gentle to avoid harming the gum tissues of your mouth. Brushing the teeth aggressively can damage the enamel of the teeth and cause the wearing away of the gums leading to recession. You need to reevaluate your dental care practices to ensure they don't cause any harm to your dental health.

Genetic Predisposition


Genetics is another probable cause of gum recession. A large percentage of people are at high risk of gum disease, which later causes gum recession, regardless of incorporating great dental care tips you can still end up with receding gums. Thus, you must consult your dentist about the best preventive measures for this condition.

Teeth Grinding


Grinding your teeth when asleep or during the day can cause gum recession. Stress on the gums can damage the gum tissues causing them to pull away. Teeth grinding needs to be addressed as soon as possible as it can gradually develop into gum disease. Advanced gum disease leads to loose teeth, loss of teeth, and bone loss. Wearing a mouth guard, muscle relaxants, and botox injections are remedies your dentist can recommend to solve teeth grinding.

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