Research and also everyday experience proves that occurrence of gum recession gets more common as years go by and although it cannot be completely avoided it can be slowed down with good oral hygiene practices.
It is important how you use your toothbrush
Many people brush their gums away with hard toothbrushes and too strong pressure on the gums. Dentists recommend that you should rather use a soft or medium type traditional toothbrush with gentle circles on your gums or rather an electric toothbrush. I
t is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day and see the dentist every 6 months or more frequently if the dentist advises you to do so.
Periodontal disease can be prevented
Removing plaque through daily brushing and flossing as well as scheduling regular dental appointments for professional cleaning are the best ways to minimize your risk for gum disease. You should visit your dentist at least once a year to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
Deep cleaning is a non-surgical procedure that can help restore supportive oral tissues therefore prevent or delay the progression of gum diseases. It means that your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar (plaque that builds up and hardens on the tooth surface) from above and below the gum line of all your teeth. The procedure takes about one hour.
We are happy to see you for a free dental check up and assessment any day of the week.
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