Are your gums getting smaller? Are you afraid of brushing your teeth because your gums continue to recede? Gum recession, while generally caused by gum disease, can be the result of changes in hormones, lifestyle habits, or even oral piercings. There are also quick and painless ways to restore your gums. Whatever your needs, Dr. Patel is here to show you the way to healthier and better-looking gums!
- Periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene
- Hormonal changes
- Tobacco use
- Oral piercings
- Tobacco cessation. Smoking or smokeless to...
- Tobacco cessation. Smoking or smokeless tobacco contribute to gum infections and poor oral health, while increasing your risk of oral cancers.
- Gum disease treatment. Gum disease will not stop on its own. It will spread throughout the mouth. The bacteria that causes gum disease multiples quickly, so we recommend that patients who have suffered from gum disease visit Infinite Smiles every three to four months.
- Teeth grinding. Grinding or clenching teeth can cause gum recession. Common signs of grinding or clenching are headaches and migraines. Ask us about the oral appliances we use to treat grinding or clenching.