Understanding of Gum Recession

Gum recession is a condition where the edge of the gums down to the root of the tooth, causing the tooth root surface exposed or open. Besides gum recession may cause interference if it involves aesthetic front teeth, can also cause complaints such as sensitive teeth or pains in food and beverages hot, cold, or sweet. Therefore, we recommend you to diligently visit the dentist. Visit our website and get treatment from Brit Phillips DDS.

There are several things that can lead to gum into recession. The most common cause is trauma caused by the use of the wrong toothbrush, either an error in the selection of toothbrush bristles or failure of the method used for brushing teeth. Another cause is the process of inflammation due to lack of oral hygiene, in this case, the buildup of plaque and tartar which irritate the gums. What is also quite often the cause of gum recession is unfavorable tooth positions. Position tilted or rotated teeth are more likely to experience gum recession. Bad habits like swiping or gritted teeth can also cause gum recession. There are also some studies that show that pierced tongue or other parts in the mouth associated with severe gum recession.