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What are the causes of receding gums when no disease is present?

What are the causes of receding gums when no disease is present?

Other factors: Brushing too hard with your toothbrush; orthodontic movement; some studies suggest grinding your teeth can influence gum recession; and then there are some that have receeding gums and we don't know why. ...Read more

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Receding Gums (Definition)

Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is the loss of gum volume due most commonly to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Other causes of gum recession include inherited genes, aggressive tooth brushing, tobacco and other drug use, as well as vitamin ...Read more


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What could cause swollen receding gums?

What could cause swollen receding gums?

Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone infection and the gums loose their support, as the pockets get deeper, the infection can cause recession and swelling of the gums as well. It is important to have a good oral hugiene and pregular dental visits for gum and teeth maintenance. ...Read more

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Can brushing too hard cause receding gums?

Can brushing too hard cause receding gums?

Yes: It sure can. Try to use gentle circular motions rather than the back and forth sawing action. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency causes receding gums?

What vitamin deficiency causes receding gums?

Vitamin B12,C AND D: Vitamin cdeficiency is known to cause scurvy which can cause gum disese vitb12 deficiency is also known to cause periodontal disease and vitamin d deficiency is also commonly responsible for gum disease. ...Read more

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Does having braces cause gum receding?

Does having braces cause gum receding?

Not smart: Braces don't cause gum recession. Improper oral hygiene and/or positioning teeth outside of proper bone support can cause recession. If concerned, ask your orthodontic specialist and your general dentist to have you evaluated by a periodontist. ...Read more

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Why does smoking cause your gums to recede?

Why does smoking cause your gums to recede?

Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease causes the gums to recede, and smokers have a higher incidence of periodontitis. Inhaled toxins, irritating hot smoke, decreased salivary flow resulting in dry mouth and an increase of calculus, delayed healing, and constricted blood vessels all are factors. ...Read more

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How likely is it that acid reflux has caused my gums to recede?

How likely is it that acid reflux has caused my gums to recede?

Contributory: Acid reflux has many side effects which can cause damage to normal structures. Mucosal tissue can be eroded by excessive acid. Ordinarily thicker tissue surrounds the teeth, however, if there is only mucosal tissue around the teeth, this tissue can also be effected adversely. I usually see eroded teeth as the main dental concern, but recession can be worsened with acid reflux. See a dentist soon! ...Read more

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What causes gums to recede? I think i might be brushing too hard, which is causing my gums to recede. Is there anything else that causes this? .

What causes gums to recede? I think i might be brushing too hard, which is causing my gums to recede. Is there anything else that causes this?


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The : The most common cause for bleeding gums is inflammation due to plaque. Your description of receding gums may be due to too aggressive or improper brushing technique or due to gum disease. Either way this is a situation that needs to be address before more damage is done. See your general dentist for an evaluation, recommendations and if necessary treatment. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Tobacco, : Tobacco, in any form, is harmful to your oral and general health. Not only is tobacco one of the major risk factors in the development and progression of gum disease by recession and bone loss and hence tooth loss, it is also associated with oral cancer. Consider quitting stat! ...Read more

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Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

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, which can then cause the recession. Brushing too hard with a hard bristle toothbrush can also cause the gums and bone to recede. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more