Preventing Further Recession
Your dentist will also teach you how best to prevent further gum recession. They could recommend mitigation strategies, like adopting new oral care habits, quitting smoking or wearing a mouth guard at night, to protect your teeth when you grind or clench.
Good oral care habits can also prevent gingival recession. Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and proper brushing technique to help protect your enamel and gums. This won't correct the current recession but is part of an oral hygiene programme that can mitigate the chances of it worsening. If receding gums are due to other concerns, such as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, talk to your dental professional about solving the initial issue to help slow or even stop the recession. If your teeth are out of alignment, orthodontics could be the solution.
We know that gum sensitivity or finding blood in the sink after brushing your teeth can be alarming. That's normal! No one likes to discover an oral health issue that has snuck up on them. But don't wait to see a dental professional for advice and treatment for your gum recession. While you can't reverse it, there are plenty of ways to treat gum recession that will depend on a dental professional's opinion of its root cause. Keep up with your excellent oral care routine, speak with your dental professional about your gum recession concerns, and before you know it, your gum recession will be a thing of the past!