Gum Recession Causes

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Gum Recession Causes:

Gum recession is a common outcome of periodontal disease, but may also be the result of the following:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Hormones
  • Tooth brushing habits
  • Genetics
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jewelry around the mouth
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Bruxism
  • Tobacco use

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What Causes Receding Gums in Arkansas?

Gum Recession Prevention

There are several things you can do to prevent periodontal disease and gum recession, including:

  • Maintaining proper oral hygiene and techniques
  • Breaking habits of clenching and grinding the teeth
  • Getting treatment for a misaligned bite
  • Breaking habits that irritate the gums
  • Wearing a nightguard

What Causes Receding Gums in Arkansas?

Receding Gums Treatment

If you have gum disease and notice that your gums are starting to pull away from the teeth, your teeth may feel more sensitive than usual. Receding gums are a warning sign of underlying oral health issues. Some of the signs of gum recession include:

  • Having sensitive teeth
  • Teeth appear larger than normal
  • Notch forms at the gum line
If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, set up an appointment with one of our doctors as soon as possible.

What Causes Receding Gums in Arkansas?

Some of the common causes of receding gums include:

  • Gum disease. This is an oral infection that can destroy the gum and bone tissue and cause loose teeth.
  • Genetics. Some people are predisposed to developing gum disease.
  • Tooth brushing habits. Using the wrong toothbrush or technique can wear down the gums.
  • Poor dental care. If you are not visiting the dentist regularly, you may increase your risk of developing gum disease.
  • Hormones. Fluctuating hormone levels can affect the gums.
  • Tobacco products. Using tobacco products can wear down the gums.
  • Bruxism. Clenching and grinding the teeth can make the gums recede.
  • Misaligned bite. Crooked or misaligned teeth can put stress on some areas of the mouth, leading to recession.
  • Body jewelry. Lip and tongue piercings can irritate the gums.
  • Orthodontic treatment. Shifting of the teeth and bone can cause recession at times.

If you notice any signs of gingival recession in Arkansas, schedule an appointment with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, and Dr. Shelton right away. Call us today!


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