When we are healthy, we are better. That is, health is beauty, so some aesthetic problems apparently result from diseases, harmful habits or malfunction of our body. The receding gums or gingival recession is a case in point. In this condition gum or bone loss which exposes part of the tooth root, also has aesthetic consequences. What are its causes and what problems can bring us? Can it be cured?
How to reverse receding gums? While some consider that the receding gums is simply a sign of aging, it is not. In spite of being more common in adults – after 40 years, it is a slow and gradual process that at any age can be affected for various reasons that damages both the gum and bone covering the tooth root, causing the teeth appear longer. Therefore, the aesthetics of your smile be greatly affected. Some other consequences are:
- Tooth sensitivity. The root of the tooth that has been exposed is very sensitive to temperature changes by eating food.
- Increased risk of dental caries. The cement of the root is very sensitive and complex restoration.
Why gums recede?
The causes of receding gums are varied, and even tend to be interrelated. The main ones are:
- Aggressive brushing. If we brush our teeth with excessive frequency or press toothbrush, the gum tissue can become inflamed and cause shrinkage. In the market, you can find electric toothbrushes with a function that reduces the speed when you press, detect excess and even warn you with sounds.
- Gingivitis or periodontitis. The disease causes inflammation of the gums by the accumulation of plaque. If not treated in time, cause gingival recession.
- Dental malocclusion or malposition. Improper contact between the upper and lower arches or misalignment of teeth can cause the gums to recede.
- Braces. Sometimes, an unwanted effect of orthodontic braces results in recession or gum recession, especially in patients with sensitive gums.
- Bruxism (involuntary clenching of teeth).
- Oral Piercings. According to a study published in Dental Traumatology , more than a third of the carriers of piercings in the mouth experience gingival recession. Another study in the Journal of Periodontology also states that such retraction begins to be seen from the second year of piercing.
Can I make the gums return to their original state?
Thanks to Nature’s Smile oral gum balm, you can now grow gums back, correct the aesthetic defects and its consequences. The gums are the frame around our teeth and together make up the picture of our smile. If one of the parties fails, our artwork will be incomplete. The earlier we detect recession, achieve better prognosis.