5 Reasons Gums Recede

Gum Recession should not be ignored because they are the most major warning sign of gum disease. If you notice that your gums are receding it would be best advised that you make an appointment with a periodontist to get your mouth fully examined by a trained professional. Also, if you have noticed that your gums are receding it’s important to know the reasons why this receding gums issue is occurring:

5 Possible Reasons You Are Experiencing Receding Gums:

1. Genetics

When it comes to genetics some issues can be passed down from one generation to the next. Your oral health is no exception and sometimes genetics predetermines oral health issues you are more likely to develop. So, no matter how vigilant you are about your oral health you could still develop gum disease.

2. Poor Dental Care

On the other hand, you will most likely be in need of a gum graft if you don’t take very good care of your teeth. If you have poor oral hygiene such as not brushing or flossing as often as recommended, then you can have plaque build up which will turn into tartar and this can lead to development of gum recession.

3. Aggressive Brushing

While it is good to brush the recommended amount of times a day it is also important to be sure that you are brushing correctly and avoiding aggressive brushing. This is because aggressive and incorrect brushing habits can cause the enamel on the teeth to wear down causing you to develop receding gums.

4. Hormonal Shifts

It is possible for hormonal shifts to cause changes within your gums. Hormonal shifts especially when they occur in women can create sensitivity within your gums which makes them more susceptible to gum recession. Hormone shifts in women can be the result of pregnancy, puberty, or menopause.

5. Using Tobacco Products

If you use tobacco this will eventually lead to a build up of tartar which will then develop into an excessive amount of plaque. When you have excessive plaque, you are opening the door for gum recession. It should be noted that excessive plaque can be difficult to remove from your teeth.

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