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How can i prevent receding gums and sore gums?

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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Prevention: The most effective way is proper cleaning and maintenance. See a dental professional.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Multifactorial: While aggressive brushing is always blamed for gum recession. But often is is several things: if the tooth root is very close to the outside of the bone, recession is common. Combined with thin gums and hard brushing is a recipe for recession. The best choice s to move the tooth roots to the center of the bone. Doing grafts without addressing root position is like butting the "cart before horse".
Dr. Lance Panarello
Dentistry 24 years experience
Routine dental care: Proper dental hygiene and the required dental care your mouth needs will help prevent those. Hard brushing, aging, and clenching/grinding can also cause gums to recede.

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