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Reverse gum recession

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not really: If the gum has receded, so did the bone underneath. You will not stimulate bone growth and reattachment of the lost gingival tissue by flossing. The t... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See a dentist: Better flossing is always the gold standard for great oral care. Now, can increased flossing result in gums growing back? It all depends on how much g... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes it can: Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose an... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
If unchecked: Gum recession indicates recession of the underlying bone. Most often this is caused by the infectious inflammatory process known as gum disease. Som... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Several causes: There can be several causes for gum recession. It can happen when you clench or grind your teeth, brush too hard, have a bad bite, or poor dental hyg... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Gum recession: Usually signifies loss of underlying bone. Can be from gum infection, improperly aligned teeth, poorly positioned teeth, grinding/clenching, overly a... Read More
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Frenum: Gum recession can also be due to attached frenum tissue too close to the gum margin. During function and brushing can pull the tissue and can later ex... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Need to see a dentist to eval the severity of the recession and tx if necessary.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Some degree is: A normal part of aging "long in the tooth", but excessive recession, even if natural, is a potential danger to tooth stability and health. Dental prof... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Gum recession from?: Not if properly made and you keep your mouth clean. If you have gum recession, consult with a periodontist for an evaluation as to cause. Also run thi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not likely: But used incorrectly, it can push debris into the sulcus around your tooth instead of dislodging it. The food and bacteria can irritate the gum, whic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Periodontics 27 years experience
Periodontists: Periodontists are dental specialists who have gone through 3 or more years of specialty/residency training after dental school, for proper treatmnt of... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Pressure adjustment: Only if turned up too high. Talk to your dentist or hygienist for appropriate setting.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
No: Usually teeth- sensitivity is from gum recession. Itchiness in your mouth may be from some reaction of your body to food / spices/ herbs etc.

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