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Can receding gums that are caused by hard brushing repair themselves naturally and is a white line a sign that your gum receded?

Can receding gums that are caused by hard brushing repair themselves naturally and is a white line a sign that your gum receded?

See a dentist: Receding gums isn't a good sign and can't repair themselves. It is not only cosmetic problem; they can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss and/or gum disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for receding gums, but there are some preventive and simple steps: soft brushing, reduce plaque buildup, night guard and most important visit your dentist 2X a year. Take care. ...Read more

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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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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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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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 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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Could retainers cause gum recession?

Could retainers cause gum recession?

Yes: If i'll fitting...See orthodontist for adjustment. If treated with expansion when extraction was a better choice then recession may be a consequence. Overly vigorous brushing and coincidental gum disease may be cause. See a gum specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more

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Could a waterpik cause gum recession?

Could a waterpik cause gum recession?

Waterpik: Waterpiks are used to treat gum infections. When infected, the gum tissue swells. When it's healthy, it shrinks. If the waterpik is used properly ( have your dentist or hygienist demonstrate the proper techniques) it will not cause recession, though the healthy tissue will be lower than before. ...Read more

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Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

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. ...Read more

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I have noticed gum recession over the past year. Will invisalign cause recession?

I have noticed gum recession over the past year. Will invisalign cause recession?

Maybe: If you have noticed that your experiencing gum recession recently, seek an opinion from a periodontist before commencing with any tooth movement (clear aligners or braces). In active periodontal disease, tooth movement could exasserbate the periodonal condition. ...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