Are you facing any signs of receding gums? That’s when you notice a gap between your gums and teeth. This gap exposes the teeth and causes sensitivity and sometimes pain.

If you are facing any of this, it’s time to contact a good dentist!

If not, here are some ways in which gum recession or gingival disease can be avoided, by knowing what causes gums to retreat in the first place…

Main causes of gum recession

1) Bad Oral Health

We cannot express enough how important daily mouth and teeth care is! No matter how old or young you are, it is imperative to brush your teeth twice a day, floss whenever required and rinse your mouth out with a good quality mouthwash. This will take care of most of your oral hygiene issues.

With regard to gum recession, the reason to maintain sound oral health, is to minimise the build-up of hard plaque or tartar which after removing (by your dentist), leaves a gap between the teeth and gums. Smoking is another major reason for plaque build-up.

2) Genetic Predisposition

Sometimes, its just in the genes. But this doesn’t mean you can’t postpone or prevent gum recession by practising good oral habits. Genetically weak gums are more prone to bacterial infections that damage gum tissue and even the bone.  If gum problems are in the family, then you need to be extra careful.

Choose the right toothbrush, learn to brush properly, floss once a day, use a tongue scraper and massage your gums after brushing to improve blood circulation and make them stronger.  You should also make sure to avoid sugar filled drinks and food and consume more fruits, vegetables and milk.

3) Hormonal Reasons

Women need to be a bit more careful than men due to the phases of puberty, pregnancy and menopause in which there are multiple hormonal changes affecting the body. Your teeth and gums, like everything else become more sensitive and need extra care by cleaning, massaging and following a good diet.

4) Too Much Brushing!

Yes, aggressive brushing more than 2 times a day can also be damaging. It can break away the much needed enamel, causing damage to the gums. Using the right toothbrush, apply the correct pressure and you should be fine!

For those of you who feel the need to treat their receding gums, you can contact Dr James Ho at Ghim Moh for pinhole gum rejuvenation treatment.

The first step to find superior pinhole rejuvenation treatment is to get a personalised dental consultation. The experienced and friendly team at G Dental Center have the valued know-how of treating all kinds of dental issues owing to thousands of successful cases over the years.

Our friendly team is waiting for your call or message about your dental needs. Contact us today!