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Gum recession is both uncomfortable and dangerous to your oral health. It can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and lower the quality of your teeth and gums. We encourage you to prioritize the prevention of gum recession by following these steps:

– Maintain a daily oral hygiene that includes effective practices such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day around your teeth and gums.

– Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that can deeply clean your teeth and remove any deposits of bacteria without scrubbing too harshly. Be sure to gentle strokes that aren’t forceful.

– Visit your dentist every six months for a professional dental exam and cleaning. These services are the most effective way to remove plaque and tartar from your smile so that your gums don’t become irritated.

– Ask your dentist about receiving orthodontic treatment if you have a crooked smile that is hard to keep clean.

– Consider treatment for bruxism if you know that you often grind your teeth during sleep.

– Quit chewing tobacco and smoking if you have these habits.

– Make sure you regularly eat a healthy and balanced diet.

– Notify a dental professional if you witness any changes to your oral health.

Please contact Bruce Brumm at 858-250-2933 today if you have experienced signs of receding gums. Our dentist, Dr. Bruce Brumm, and team can help you choose the right treatments to prevent gum recession in San Diego, California.