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my gums are receding fast

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Hard bristle brush?: Two main reason for gum recession. If gum recession is localized to the facial surface, it is usually improper brushing (wrong technique or wrong too ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Spector
39 years experience Orthodontics
Gingivitis: There is no "quick fix" to "healing" your gums. The first thing that you should do is contact a qualified dds for a thorough evaluation to diagnose y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See periodontist: Follow suggested treatment, eat healthy, avoid smoking, meticulous home care. Your gums should heal up in a relatively short period of time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fasting: If you are doing a fast for religious reasons, chewing gum is often not deemed acceptable. If you are fasting for health reasons or for weight loss - ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pink: Healthy gums in an adult male should be pink. Overly red gums can indicate gingivitis, and grey or black gums can indicate other problems. In terms of ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
28 years experience Dentistry
Soft toothbrush: Salt water rinses Brush with a soft tooth brush Dental check up if it has been a while as it could be another problem as well
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Gum : Gum disease is called periodontal disease in technical terms and it is strongly believed that the progression of this disease is not linear but instea ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
May not be possible: It depends why your gums are "puffy". Certain meds can cause this condition, but more likely you have gingivitis or periodontitis. These conditions ar ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Epstein
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infected tooth: the pus indicates an infected tooth. You need to go to the dentist and get a root canal to remove the dead nerve. Then you should have all of the swe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Proper OHI: Swollen gum usually are due to poor oral hygiene, once cleaning is done, gum should go back to normal within days.

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