Gum Recession

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Factors that Cause Gum Recession

Sensitive teeth are one of the side effects of receding gums. You may need to make some changes to your lifestyle habits to prevent gum recession and improve your oral health. Some of the common causes of receding gums include:

  • Poor tooth brushing routine
  • Periodontal disease
  • Crooked teeth
  • Tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Body piercings around the mouth

Gum Disease Affects Your Smile

Preventing Gum Recession

Some of the things you can do to prevent receding gums and sensitive teeth include:

  • Visiting us regularly for your checkups
  • Refraining from using tobacco products
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Using the right tooth brushing techniques
  • Using an electric or soft bristled toothbrush
  • Breaking teeth grinding habits
  • Permanently removing any oral jewelry

Treatment for Receding Gums in Arkansas

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Recession

One of the most common symptoms of gum recession is sensitive teeth, typically to hot or cold temperatures. Patients may also be able to feel a notch or dent on the tooth surface near the gum line, which indicates the transition from the enamel to the root portion of the tooth. Other signs of gum recession include teeth that appear longer than normal or darker tooth structure or discoloration near the gum line.

If you notice your gums are starting to wear away, receding gums may be affecting the quality of your smile. Once the gums have receded, they do not resume their original position and we may need to perform gum recession treatment to restore the gum line. Since gum recession occurs so gradually, you may experience sensitive teeth and notice gaps forming between the teeth before other signs or symptoms become apparent.

Seek treatment in Arkansas as soon as you notice any of the signs and symptoms of gum recession. For more information about treatment for gum recession and sensitive teeth, schedule your appointment with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton today!

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2001 Green Acres Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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300 South Metro Pkwy
Rogers, AR 72758
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Fort Smith, AR 72903
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Harrison, AR 72601
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