A 27-year-old male asked:
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can you get gum recession from breathing/sleeping in a room with walls that contain squirrel feces/urine but it doesnt smell at all?

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Dr. Jean Yared
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Gum recession is not due to squirrel smell; brushing gently with soft toothbrush might help. See you dentist.
Answered on May 11, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Doubtful but...: Doubtful that gum recession can come from the environment that you are sleep in, but I sure would consider getting out of there. Other health concerns!!!
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Gum recession comes from either brushing too hard over a very long period of time, or from poor oral hygiene resulting in periodontitis. Lack of professional dental care can also contribute to the problem. Don't blame the squirrels or their excrement!
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Irrelevant: Some of the most common causes of gum recession include: gum disease, genetics, bruxism and vigorous tooth brushing, but squirrel feces is not one of them
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Gum recession: The cause of gum recession include gums disease, grinding , clenching,brushing with too much force, infection but is not related to environmental factors. But this environment may cause other health problems. See a dentist about the recession.
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: See your dentist and or periodontist for your gum issues and get an exterminator for your home.
Answered on Feb 2, 2017

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Exterminator: If they are in your walls that is usually ok, no severe issues, but you need to call an exterminator and get the squirrel problem taken care of, as ev ... Read More
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Not a problem: The urine dries quickly and the feces dry as well. They do not lie in wait waiting to attack you but simply become inactive although a concentration ... Read More
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Yes: Use common preventive measures for dust and organic material.

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