Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease. With this being said if you are experiencing gum recession it’s very important that you immediately make an appointment with your dentist. When it comes to maintaining your oral health preventative care is the first step with this in mind brushing and flossing regularly is highly important, but even the best preventative measures can’t always prevent you from developing gum recession. The next step in making sure you are doing your best to maintain your oral health is to have regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist.
Gum Disease Risk Factors
Although, there are some patients who are predisposed to developing gum disease possibly due to their family’s dental history. There are also habits or behaviors you can engage in that increase the likelihood that you will develop gum disease. To learn more, review the most prominent risk factors listed below:
- Poor dental care
- An unhealthy diet
- Teeth grinding
- The use of tobacco products
- Lip or tongue piercings
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If you have a better understanding of the above risk factors this will help you avoid these activities or engaging in these kinds of behaviors. The ultimate preventative measure in addition to avoiding these risk factors is to maintain regularly scheduled dental appointments and cleanings with your dentist.
They have the advanced technology and the professional experience to identify if you are developing gum recession especially because the effects of gum recession can be very subtle or hard to identify. Schedule an appointment with us to get an in-person consultation and examination with our dentist.