Signs of receding gums can be worrisome and sometimes painful. It is a very common occurrence for gums to pull away from teeth exposing the area not covered by enamel causing sensitivity. Although changing to a softer toothbrush and sensitive toothpaste might help. Narrowing down what habit needs to be changed or if genetics are at play needs to be determined by making an appointment with a dentist. The first step is to contact your local Holladay City Gum Dentist to determine the severity of the problem.
The habits that may be contributing to the gum recession could be:
Over Enthusiastic Brushing or Flossing– Use a soft toothbrush and only use strokes no larger than the width of one tooth.
Teeth Grinding– usual symptoms are waking up with a headache instead of a toothache.
Poor Oral Heath– You may need to increase your flossing habits and change your oral care routine.
An early diagnosis might mean you can avoid professional treatment. However, leaving it too long can lead to serious problems later on. If it is determined you do have more serious issues like periodontal disease Bishop Family Dental is also a Holladay City Perio Dentist.
Please contact our office and we will identify and instruct you on the best plan of action.