Some of the best ways to prevent gum recession include:
In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Taff & Levine DDS in Potomac, MD for receding gums.
Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:
Gum surgery can often be inconvenient and sometimes painful. Like most conditions, it best to avoid gum recession altogether. Patients of Taff & Levine DDS can follow these steps to avoid gum recession in Potomac, MD:
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is the best way to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums. However, it is also important not to brush too aggressively, as this can damage the tissue and lead to recession. Our hygienists can instruct you on the proper technique for effective and thorough brushing and flossing during your visit.
Eating a lot of sugary or processed foods can have an adverse effect on your oral health. In addition to creating harmful plaque and bacteria, they do not provide stimulation to the gums the way raw fruits and vegetables do. Sticking to a healthy diet can help prevent gum recession and reduce the chances of needing gum surgery.
When teeth go missing, the bone that surrounds those teeth will slowly deteriorate from a lack of stimulation. Dental implants are the only method of tooth replacement that function just like real teeth and prevent this kind of bone loss. This means that patients who replace their missing teeth are less likely to require gum surgery down the road.
It is important to be aware of problems such as bruxism or misalignment that might develop. These conditions can put pressure on your teeth and create stress that may lead to gum recession or even tooth loss. Getting these issues treated in a timely manner can reduce the need for gum surgery.
If you do need treatment for gum recession, we offer effective procedures to treat it. However, prevention is always the best option when possible. To learn more about how you can prevent gum recession in Potomac, MD, contact Taff & Levine DDS today!
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Taff & Levine, DDS
7811 Montrose Road Suite 300
Potomac, Maryland 20854