Gum Recession Is Basically The Displacement Of Your Gums Away From Your Teeth Causing Your Root Surfaces To Be Exposed.
So Just As How We Hear About Hairline Recession We Also Have Gum Recession The Gums Do Recede And WhichIt Is Not Supposed To Be..
So In This Article I Will Be Walking You Throughout Why This Happens And How It Does.
FACTORS THAT LEADS TO RECESSION OF OUR GUMS
1. WRONG TOOTHBRUSHING TECHNIQUE
Most Of The Times A Lot Of People Brush Very Aggressively And With The Wrong Technique And These Leads To Recession Of The Gums.
2. USING THE WRONG TYPE OF TOOTHBRUSH
Specifically The Hard Bristle Toothbrush,
Hard Bristle Toothbrushes Cause Severe Damage To Our Gums And This Leads To Gums Recession.
3. CLENCHING AND GRINDING
So Not Only That Clenching And Grinding Of Our Teeth, Cause Our Teeth To Wear Down But It Also Leads To Recession Of Our Gums.
4. PROLONG USE OF BRACES
In This Case, Once You Are Putting Braces Your Dentist Needs To Know About It And Medicate You On It And If There Are Signs And Symptoms Of Gum Recession Your Dentist Will Be Able To Take Care Of That.
Basically, Some Just Have A Thin Biotype Of Their Gums And This Just Makes Their Gums Recede Faster Than The Average Person.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GUM RECESSION
This Is Because The Root Surfaces Have Been Exposed And There's No Enamel Which Is The Protective Layer Of The Tooth On The Root Surfaces And This Makes The Inner Parts Of The Tooth Exposed Causing The Tooth To Be Very Sensitive To Hot And Cold Temperatures.
2. CHANGE IN TOOTH COLOR
Most Patients Complain About Their Tooth Having Change And Become More Brownish Than It Used To Be.
And This Is Simply Because The Roots Of The Tooth Again Have Been Exposed And The Covering Of The Roots Which Is Called The Cementum Is Darker In Color Than Your Enamel Which Is What We See When You Smile.
So The Change In Color Is Sort Of An Illusion And It Makes People Feel Like Their Tooth Is Darkening In Color.
3. SPACING BETWEEN THE TEETH
A Lot Of Times Patients Also Complain That There Are Tooth Spaces Growing In Between Their Teeth.
Now These Spaces That Are Formed Are Spaces That Were Previously Filled By The Gingiva.
But Now That They've Come Or The Gingiva Has Moved Away From The Tooth, These Spaces Become Open Spaces And Begins To Pack Food Whenever You Eat And You'd Have To Pick It With A Toothpick Or Floss.
Even Though, Toothpicks Are Not Recommended Cause Most Of The Time They Come In Picking The Place With Toothpicks And Now The Place Becomes Inflamed Because Of The Irritation From The Toothpick.
4. APPEARANCE OF TOOTH LOOKING LONGER THAN THE OTHER TEETH CLOSE TO IT
And This Happens Because The Gingiva Or The Gum Recession Has Moved From The Tooth And The Root Has Been Exposed, So The Length Of The Tooth Appears Longer Than The Other Teeth Where The Gums Have Not Receded.
AND WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR GUMS ARE RECEDING OR YOU'VE GOT GINGIVA RECESSION YOU CAN SEE A DENTIST.
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