Gingival recession, or Gum Recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surround the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing the roots of the tooth. Gum recession is a common dental problem, most people are unaware that they have it because of how it gradually forms. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in the loss of tooth.
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Delaware area patients could suffer from gum recession due to many different factors:
- Brushing too aggressively or incorrectly can cause your tooth enamel to wear away causing your gums to recede. Brushing your teeth doesn’t need to be aggressive to be effective.
- Grinding or clenching your teeth can exert too much force on your teeth causing them to recede.
- Genetics studies show that 30% of people are genetically susceptible to perio gum disease which can contribute to gum recession.
- Tobacco users are more likely to develop sticky plaque which affects the mucous membrane lining of the mouth which causes gum recession.
- Women are affected by hormonal changes that increase the gums sensitivity to plaque bacteria, increasing their risk of gum recession.