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Receding Gumline

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Posted by: amatigress  (8 years ago)
I have receding gums in a few places from brushing my teeth too hard. It's worst on one of my canines in my upper mouth; the gum line comes up quite far there.

Is it possible to restore my gum line naturally through softer brushing? What are the dangers of leaving my gums as is? Are my teeth at risk for coming out? Thanks.
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Posted by: markescudero  (8 years ago)
Hello Amatigress,

Receding gum is a sign of gum disease. The gums recede due to accumulation of plaque in the gum line. You need to make an appointment with a periodontist to treat this.

Receded gums will not grow back but with correct brushing method and good oral hygiene, you can stop it from getting worse.
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Posted by: wantgoodteeth  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

Unfortunately, receding gums can't be reversed. Brush and floss as often as you eat. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and do not brush aggressively.

Once it becomes severe, there will be a great possibility of losing your teeth.
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