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Gums keep receding, please help!

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Posted by: dentalpick  (10 years ago)
Hello everyone!

My gums are receding on all of my teeth for no apparent reason. The roots on most of my teeth are already exposed. My gums are red and sensitive. I doubt it is caused by a periodontal disease because I have a good oral hygiene. I brush my teeth more than three times a day, I floss several times a day and I go to the dentist for a routine check-up every 6 months. It's kind of worrying me and I was wondering what can I do about this.

Thank you in advance for your replies!
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Make sure you are "brushing your teeth the way they grow" up and down - if you brush 3 times a day back and forth you may in fact be pushing your gums down off your teeth and injuring them every time
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Posted by: theruler  (10 years ago)
You might be brushing or flossing too often. It is also possible that you have a gum disease. Even with good oral hygiene, we can still get bacteria that can rapidly cause gum disease. You should see a periodontist to be sure.
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Posted by: dentalpick  (10 years ago)
Thank you for the replies. I have switched to sonicare toothbrush. It barely requires any force being applied to the gums when brushing. I also have an appointment with the periodontist next week.
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