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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Highly unlikely: However, if you indeed have such short roots, it may be best to not have orthodontic treatment. Discuss with your orthodontist before brackets are placed and look at your pano to understand the health of your root structure. ...Read more

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Palate tissue will be used to decrease a canines (eye tooth) gum recession. Friends say there is a lot of unavoidable post-op pain, regardless. True?

Palate tissue will be used to  decrease a canines (eye tooth) gum recession. Friends say there is a lot of unavoidable post-op pain, regardless. True?

Post op pain: Everyone has a different pain tolerance... I've extracted teeth without an anesthetic and the patient did not flinch... other patients need injections to get their teeth cleaned. You're asking for a yes or no answer, which cannot be given. There will probably be some discomfort which will be managed with pain meds. Follow post op instructions and don't worry... All the best... ...Read more

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I wear retainers every night and have gum recession. should i use a proxy brush every night? i always rinse each it before i apply to each tooth

I wear retainers every night and have gum recession. should i use a proxy brush every night? i always rinse each it before i apply to each tooth

Yes, every night: You should brush your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal, and use proxy brush and floss prior to cleaning in the evening. ...Read more

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I see gaps between my lower teeth (fixed retainer) after the dentist cleans it up. Could this be a case of receding gums? if so, can it be healed?

I see gaps between my lower teeth (fixed retainer) after the dentist cleans it up. Could this be a case of receding gums? if so, can it be healed?

Black triangles: Plaque and especially tarter can damage your gums. Fixed lower retainer makes cleaning more challenging. Once gum tissue is lost it will not regenerate. To prevent further gum recession, and formation of unsightly black triangles, you must clean between the teeth below the retaining wire. Use a floss threaded and floss, an inter proximal brush, or a Water Pik DAILY. ...Read more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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If I have moderate-to-severe dental gum recession (bottom front teeth) i probably have moderate bone loss, as well?

If I have moderate-to-severe dental gum recession (bottom front teeth) i probably have moderate bone loss, as well?

Yes that is true.: Yes, moderate-severe gum recession is the result of moderate-severe bone loss in the area. The gum tissue can not exist with out the underlying support of the bone. If you did not also have the bone loss, then the bone with be exposed where the gum has receded. You need to see a periodontist every 2-4 months for continued follow up care. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read more

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Can drinking soda after using teeth whitening products cause gum recession? i drink soda right after i use it or sometimes a hour later

Can drinking soda after using teeth whitening products cause gum recession? i drink soda right after i use it or sometimes a hour later

Not likely: Not likely. However, you can set yourself up for some serious decay, as the soda has phosphoric acid in it which will demineralize the tooth and if there is sugar, you will be ripe for decay. Many sodas also have citric acid which will make it even worse. Drink water. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can a dentist cause you to get gum recession with a teeth cleaning or using too much force on teeth or gums in a teeth cleaning? or use something else

No: Gum recession and periodontal disease occurs over a long period of time, not in the 1/2 hour or forty five minutes you sit in the dental chair, possibly twice per year. The treatment we administer to our patients is to help them, not hurt them. Your recession is from brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, or neglect. Don't blame your dentist. ...Read more

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Should i brush the top of my mouth to clean? my dentist told me it causes gum recession and it is not necessary. what about skin next to the teeth?

Should i brush the top of my mouth to clean? my dentist told me it causes gum recession and it is not necessary. what about 
skin next to the teeth?

Be gentle: Brushing roof of mouth unnecessary. Gums next to teeth need to be cleaned, especially the sulcus between the gum and the tooth. Important: 1-use SOFT t-brush, 2- brush gently but thoroughly 2 full minutes by the clock 2x/day, 3-don't scrub hard, 4-floss DAILY, 5-ask your Dentist/Hygienist to personalize your Oral Hygiene regimen, 6-have regular professional care. ...Read more

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Does flossing more than 1x a day bad for your teeth? does it cause gum recession if you floss hard enough?

Does flossing more than 1x a day bad for your teeth? does it cause gum recession if you floss hard enough?

Flossing: Flossing correctly by gently passing the floss between the teeth to remove bacteria and debris will not harm your teeth or gums. Flossing incorrectly by snapping the floss down hard through the contact, and impacting food and bacteria into the gum as well as traumatizing the tissue can cause damage over time. ...Read more

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How often do you floss before you cause gum recession to your teeth? i floss twice or more between each tooth for 5 years. i think it may cause it

How often do you floss before you cause gum recession to your teeth? i floss twice or more between each tooth for 5 years. i think it may cause it

Unrelated: Proper flossing will help prevent recession, not cause it. If you have recession see your Dentist or his/her Oral Hygienist to review technique and to evaluate for gum disease. If gum disease is present referral to Periodontist may be in order. ...Read more

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I used 3 boxes of teeth whitening where two of the white strip boxes says to use once per year. can this cause gum recession or other teeth problems?

I used 3 boxes of teeth whitening where two of the white strip boxes says to use once per year. can this cause gum recession or other teeth problems?

Yes: Yes, over doing it with tooth whitening products can cause both gum recession and sensitivity in your teeth. Please stop using these products and see your dentist for an oral health evaluation. ...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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Is it ok to change retainers 1 week after deep cleaning on my left side. Right side was clean 2 weeks prior. Would this cause gum recession?

Is it ok to change retainers 1 week after deep cleaning on my left side. Right side was clean 2 weeks prior. Would this cause gum recession?

Unrelated: Retainers are removable appliances that are worn when the braces are removed, to hold the teeth in their permanent position. A deep cleaning may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line and not related to your retainers. ...Read more

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Sometimes flossing severely hurts, and I have battled gum recession for years. Could eating raw garlic regularly help kill bacteria in my mouth?

Sometimes flossing severely hurts, and I have battled gum recession for years.  Could eating raw garlic regularly help kill bacteria in my mouth?

Flossing: If flossing hurts either your gums are inflamed (infected) or you're doing it wrong. You are probably in need of treatment by a bone/gum specialist. Please schedule with a Periodontist. Think of it this way, what you have been doing up until now has been ineffective. Time to see a specialist for care. ...Read more

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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more