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Doctor insights on: Receding Gums Causes

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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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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 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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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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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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Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Yes: Aggressive brushing and flossing can damage the thin gum tissue causing it to break down. The improper mechanical use of the toothbrush is a key cause for gum recession. Increased pressure on the toothbrush or dental floss will only harm gingival tissue without increasing the cleaning action of brushing or flossing. ...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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What causes gum bleeding?

What causes  gum bleeding?

Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

Gum Recession: Improper homecare can cause gum recession. A waterpik is a great adjunct to homecare if used properly. It is good for patients who have difficulty manipulating floss and those who have pocketing too. Aiming the waterpik straight into the area between the teeth not up into the gum and spending time flushing each area creates suction (venturi effect) pulling debris out that the brush cant reach. ...Read more

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What causes tooth decay?

What causes tooth decay?

Sugar: Bacteria in your mouth cling to your tooth & if fed by sugar they produce acids that erode your tooth & result in decay ( a cavity). ...Read more

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Could clenching teeth cause tooth loss?

Could clenching teeth cause tooth loss?

It may..: Grinding and clenching of teeth can cause fractures in the teeth that can render them unrestorable. In addition, excessive parafunctional forces can cause bone loss, and thus weaken the tooth's bony support, resulting in premature loss. ...Read more

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Brushing gums cause little cuts?

Brushing gums cause little cuts?

See your dentist: Getting cuts when brushing is not normal. See your dentist for a full eval and brushing review...Be certain to bring a list of any current medication you are taking so he/she may eval for possible interactions. Meanwhile, use a new very soft brush and brush with your non dominant hand...This may help relieve the pressure you're applying. Don't use any type of abrasive toothpaste. ...Read more

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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...Read more

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What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

Toothache: Four reasons: 1. Tooth decay. 2. Gum disease. 3. Trauma. 4. Teeth grinding. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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Could periodontisis and gum disease cause fatigue?

Could periodontisis and gum disease cause fatigue?

Gumm Fatigue: Periodontitis is caused by accumulation of germs and bacteria in the mouth and gums. It will spread through the blood vessels and could result in beign tired and weak. Also people look older. ...Read more

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Does teeth extraction cause hair loss?

Does teeth extraction cause hair loss?

Tooth extraction: is not related to hair loss. there are other causes such as stress, male pattern baldness, and alopecia, which is an autoimmune disorder. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes a receding hairline?

What causes a receding hairline?

Cause of baldness: GENETICS ! You can modify this but those that have a genetic inclination for having hair are ahead of the game! ...Read more

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Could brushing your teeth too much cause gum disease?

Could brushing your teeth too much cause gum disease?

No: No. Gum disease is untreated bacterial infection that produces irritants that cause the gums to swell and cause bone to be lost, which leads to gum recession and loose teeth. Overbrushing can lead to gingival (gum) recession if too much force is used, as in heavy scrubbing motion or using a hard or firm bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup: Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis. If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, . ...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