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Rapid gum disease? i feel like week-by-week i can notice my gums receding. i brush every day, and have a dentist appointment in two weeks, but would like to know what else i can do at home to help prevent gum disease.

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Dr. Peiman Soleymani
Specializes in Periodontics
Gum : Gum recession happens in people who have good oral hygiene mainly because of abrasive brushing. Some of the reasons may be because you have genetically thinner gum tissue which is more predisposed especially when one uses a hard brushing technique. Also more abrasive toothpastes such as whitening ones can also contribute. In summary, i d recommend using ultrasoft brush and a rotating pattern of brushing. Stay away from toothpastes with abrasive ingredients. In addition have a check up with your dentist and if it still progresses definitely have a consult with a periodontist.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Periodontal : Periodontal problems take a while to manefest themselves, sometimes a decade or more. Your gums will not shrink away week to week. Have your dentist evaluate your specific condition at your visit and have him/her recommend any course of preventive treatment necessary for your mouth.
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Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The best thing is to see a dentist or periodontist. After that, vrushi.G correct, flossing and mouth rinses are most all you can do. The supervision of a dental professional is key....
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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