at Riverside Dental Group, will describe two of the main reasons for gum recession.

Fragile Gum Tissue

Gum recession can happen in any part of your mouth where there is gingival tissue, but will be most visible in the front teeth area. One surefire way to prevent gum recession is preventive dental care. However, even people that are meticulous with their dental health may be prone to gum recession due to thin and fragile gingival tissue. There are no guarantees that you’ll be able to stop gum recession if you have a genetic predisposition, but regular dental visits will allow your dentist to get to know your mouth, identify problems before they go too far, and make recommendations to alleviate issues with the least invasive treatment possible.

Bacterial Infection and Your Gums

Gum recession can be prevented in many cases when people implement simple daily oral hygiene and visits to the dentist every six months. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a bacterial infection. Unfortunately, early gum disease doesn’t show many obvious symptoms. That might explain why nearly 80% of the United States population has some degree of gum disease. If you ignore periodontal disease gum recession and destruction of the underlying bone which supports the teeth are very real possibilities. If you notice puffy gums or you seem prone to bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth, make an appointment with your dentist. Regular dental cleanings can clear teeth of plaque and tartar buildup and keep gums healthy.

Dental Checkups in Riverside

If you are due for a dental checkup and cleaning, we would love to see you at our Riverside dentist office, call (951) 689-5031. We serve patients from Riverside and nearby communities.