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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Use soft toothbrush: Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.Makes flossing impossible increasing risk... Read More
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 36 years experience
Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothb... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, every night: You should brush your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal, and use proxy brush and floss prior to cleaning in the evening.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Proxy brush: You should clean after every meal. You should brush, floss, and use a proxy brush the way you were instructed by your dentist or dental hygienist. And... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Speak with DDS: Most likely the permanent retainer was covered in calculus and now you are feeling spacing when it was cleaned. It terms of long term-speak with your... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It is normal: After the buildup of plaque and tartar is removed, you supposed to have a small gaps between the teeth. It is normal.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Black triangles: Plaque and especially tarter can damage your gums. Fixed lower retainer makes cleaning more challenging. Once gum tissue is lost it will not regener... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes/No: Missing teeth potentiate a sequale of pathology, from drifting and super-erupting teeth, to TMJ, abfraction and recession. Unless we are talking about... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Spector
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Peridontal bone loss: That can best be determined by a periodontist. However, this is probably the case as you had a significant periodontal procedure (s;c) and lanap per... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. However, you can set yourself up for some serious decay, as the soda has phosphoric acid in it which will demineralize the tooth and if th... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Soda should not cause gum recession. But overzealous use of the whitening gel could. By not following the stated directions you my have caused irrever... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Contact your dentist: The dentist or hygienist removes the hardened material, calculus that attaches to the teeth, above and below the gums. After the removal of the calcul... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Speak with DDS: Ask your dentist and or hygienist to show you the correct flossing technique. I would suggest using a dental floss such as Glide because it does not f... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Flossing prevents: Flossing twice a day prevents gum disease and gum recession and does not caue it.Brushing too hard can caus gum recession along with other causes