"Gum recession" is a problem that should not be left unattended!

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21 May 2024

"Gum recession" is a problem that should not be left unattended!

      GumRecession is a condition where the gum tissue around the teeth recedes, exposing the tooth roots. It's a common problem that can occur in both children and adults. If left untreated, it can lead to more severe dental issues. Gum recession not only affects your smile but also puts your teeth at risk of decay and sensitivity.

Symptoms of gum recession :
  • Bleeding after brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Pain along the gumline or swollen, red gums
  • Exposed tooth roots and sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Shrinking gums

Causes of gum recession :

  • Poor oral health : When bacteria in plaque biofilm accumulate between the gums and teeth, it can cause inflammation. If left untreated, this inflammation can lead to gum recession and even more severe dental issues.
  • Aggressive brushing or flossing : It's essential to care for your oral health properly! Brush gently and avoid excessive force, as aggressive brushing can damage your gums and lead to recession.
  • Genetics : Sometimes dental problems, including gum recession, can be hereditary.
  • Tooth misalignment : Teeth that are not aligned properly or bite irregularities can create excessive pressure and contribute to gum recession.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching : Habitual teeth grinding, especially during sleep, can lead to various dental issues, including gum recession.
  • Hormonal changes : Women may experience hormonal fluctuations during different life stages, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, which can increase the risk of gum recession.
  • Gum tissue injury : Gum tissue may recede due to injury or trauma.
  • Smoking : Both smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products increase the risk of gum recession. This raises the likelihood of various dental problems. Weakened immune systems and reduced saliva production due to smoking contribute to increased bacterial plaque buildup.
 Tips to prevent gum recession :
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle brushing technique.
  • Floss regularly to clean between teeth and beneath the gumline.



  • Maintain a balanced diet and reduce sugary and acidic foods.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco products.



  • Consider wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth while sleeping.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of clean water per day to stimulate saliva production.


      Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health. Dentists can detect gum recession early and provide appropriate advice to prevent further issues.



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