Receding gums happens when the gum tissue around the teeth pulls back or wears away. When this occurs the tooth and roots are exposed. When they are exposed bacteria will be able to grow inside the gaps and you might end up with a bigger problem.
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Why do gums recede? What makes them recede and create more problems inside the mouth? Flossing or brushing very hard could tear away tissues and hurt your gums, always use a soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth. Another cause for receding gums is what we call “genetic inheritance”. If your parents have the characteristics of receding gums, you might as well have them. Abnormality with the alignment of your teeth is one factor and if the teeth are not aligned properly, receding gums could occur.
Bruxism or grinding of the teeth can be another cause of receding gums and using a mouth guard could be an answer. Traumatic injuries could also affect receding gums and last but not the least poor oral hygiene that will lead to Periodontal disease. These are the causes of receding gums and you can do something about it to prevent receding gums. Starting a good oral habit everyday and following the oral hygienist’s advice will give you a healthy mouth, teeth and gums.
Receding gums treatment can be done at home. Home remedies are a little less expensive than going to the doctor for cure. But if the problem is severe, you better have it checked immediately because home remedies might not give a solution for the condition. Some of these home remedies are, drinking Green Tea. Green tea contains antioxidants that treat many diseases and helps inflamed gums and kills bacteria inside the mouth.
Sesame Oil is used as a mouthwash for plaque and toxins inside the mouth and gums which prevents further gum recession and tooth decay. Eucalyptus Oil kills bacteria and prevents oral disease that cause receding gums, has anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut Oil has antimicrobial properties that shields teeth from bacteria. It also prevents food particles from sticking between the teeth.
Diseases that affect or involve the gum tissue are the most common causes of receding gum lines. Periodontal disease is a form of a bacterial infection that targets the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. This disease causes the gums to begin to recede which then leads to destruction of the bone supporting the teeth and beneath the gums.
Medical treatments can fix receding gums if you have mild gum recession. The dentist can treat the condition by deep cleaning the gums. Deep cleaning is also root planing. The dental professional removes the tartar and plaque buildup on the tooth. If the condition is already severe the hygienist could perform oral surgery.
Antibiotics are prescribed if the gums have severe infection. Gum disease or Periodontal disease causes vary from one thing to another, prevention is always better than cure. Always follow the dentist’s instruction, have routine dental cleaning to prevent bad conditions inside the mouth.