Gum Recession: What You Need To Change About Your Care

You might already know that gum disease can harm your smile because you’ll end up with inflamed and possibly even infected tissue. However, you may not know what we mean at first glance when we discuss gum recession. To begin with the basics, let’s review: This is another way of referring to the fact that in some cases, your gums will recede or pull away, which is dangerous and damaging to both the health of your smile and its appearance. So, why is this going on, what’s the problem, and what might you do differently, you ask? Fortunately, our Pella, IA team can help you with everything!

You Should See Us ASAP

If you’re dealing with gum recession that you aren’t sure how to approach, then there is a good chance you haven’t been in to see us too recently or we would likely have seen it and provided you with thorough instructions for improvement. If this is the case, remember that our team is here to help you with any and all concerns! So, contact us just as soon as you have the chance in order to set up a dental checkup and a cleaning. This will give us time not only to get you on track with prevention but also to help you determine the underlying cause of your receding gums and to offer any treatment that may be of assistance.

You Should Check Your Care Products At Home

It’s time to begin with considering how your preventive care at home might be negatively influencing your gum health. First, we encourage you to begin with the products you are using. Don’t forget that even if you are doing an amazing job with your technique, if you use the wrong products, everything might fall apart! With that said, here is your quick review of the type of stuff you should be using for a smile that is clean, as well as safe, throughout dental hygiene:

  • You should be using a toothbrush that you find comfortable and that fits easily throughout your mouth
  • You should be sure your brush has soft bristles
  • You should check your toothpaste to ensure the ingredients do not include anything gritty, as it can be too harsh and contribute to irritation and gum recession

You Should Check Your Technique!

Now, for your technique! This is an easy one: As always, we remind you to brush thoroughly, including all tooth surfaces, but we offer this exceptionally important detail: Do it gently or your aggressive care may be the one factor causing gum recession!

Protect Your Gums With Gentle Care

When you deal with receding gum tissue and you need help figuring out what is happening, how to fix it, and how to enjoy long-term smile health, remember that our team is always here to guide you. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.