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Are your teeth getting longer? Are they more sensitive? Are they bleeding and causing you pain? Any of these issues could be a sign that your gums are receding. If you notice any of these issues, please contact us soon—especially if you notice the appearance of your smile changing. Sadly, gum recession can be caused by several issues, meaning there are also a wide variety of potential treatments.

One of the most common reasons for gum recession is old age. Brushing too hard, overcrowded teeth, teeth grinding and trauma to your teeth can also be reasons for receding teeth.

Naturally, preventing gum recession is better than addressing the issue, but it isn’t overly difficult. In fact, you can generally prevent gum recession simply by flossing and brushing adequately. Similarly, if you catch gum recession early, a deep cleaning can usually prevent the problem. Still, please don’t wait too long to visit us or the problem could become serious.

Our dentist will evaluate your gums and decide what your problem is. Once the issue is diagnosed, we can suggest an appropriate remedy. This treatment can be as simple as changing your tooth brushing habits or wearing a mouthguard when you sleep. However, if the gum recession is drastic, a more complex treatment may be needed.

If you do notice gum recession, we recommend visiting our dentist, Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher, as soon as possible. Our team will be happy to discuss the potential causes of your receding gum line. To set up an appointment with us, please contact Oradent Associates at 773-478-5520. We are eager to receive your call.