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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
In brief: Use soft toothbrush
Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.
Makes flossing impossible increasing risk of gum recession.Be sure to use a soft toothbrush w gentle circular motion and floss gently to prevent gum recession.See your dentist for cleaning by a dental hygienist.

In brief: Use soft toothbrush
Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.
Makes flossing impossible increasing risk of gum recession.Be sure to use a soft toothbrush w gentle circular motion and floss gently to prevent gum recession.See your dentist for cleaning by a dental hygienist.
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