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What do you know about gum recession? Unfortunately, gum recession is a relatively serious issue you might have to cope with. Luckily, there are many things you can do to treat gum recession and there are several signs you may be able to recognize from home. For instance, if you have tender or swollen gums, you could be suffering from gum recession. Brown spots on your gums or pearly whites that seem to have grown longer are symptoms of gum recession. Still, there are a quite a few things we can do to help you avoid gum recession.

Did you know gum recession can be caused by a number of oral health problems? Luckily, if you address these underlying causes, your gum recession ailments should heal on their own. You may be able to treat this issue simply by brushing gently or getting a new toothbrush. In fact, brushing your teeth too hard or using a brush with hard bristles can actually damage your teeth and your gums and lead to gum recession. Grinding your teeth is another common cause of gum recession. Did you know that you could be grinding your teeth and may not even realize it? If you think you may be grinding your pearly whites—which you can recognize if you have painful headaches, chipped or teeth, or gum recession—we recommend setting an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible.

If you’re interested in hearing more about treating your gum recession in Jupiter, Florida, please feel free to give Gloria Barredo, DMD a call at 561-741-8008. Our dentist, Dr. Gloria Barredo, will be happy to inspect your teeth and help you keep your pearly whites healthy and strong. We look forward to hearing from you!