What Should You Know About Receding Gums?

If your gums are receding it can be difficult to notice at first. It’s a gradual process, but it’s one that you should try to be aware of because if it’s left untreated it can cause all kinds of issues.

Netdoctor recently offered some advice on how to recognise the condition, and what you can do about it. Of course, if you have any concerns about this or any other aspect of your oral health, you should see your dentist in Guildford as soon as you can.

Aside from seeing your gums recede, there are a few other signs you can look out for. Among the most common are bleeding from your gums when you brush or floss, red or swollen gums, pain around the gum line, sensitivity and bad breath.

If it’s left untreated, it can also lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss, the website revealed.

But there are treatments available, so don’t worry. Speaking to the website dentist James Goolnik explained that a dentist or hygienist can treat mild cases of gum recession.

“A course of deep cleaning - also known as tooth scaling and root planing - will get rid of plaque and tartar build up below the gum line, so your gums can heal,” he said.

Last month, Medical News Today offered some advice on how to keep your gums healthy. Most are simple things that we should be doing generally for our oral health.

The news provider recommends brushing teeth properly, flossing every day, taking care when rinsing the mouth out, having regular dental checks and using mouthwash. If you smoke, you should try to give up as this will improve your oral health.