Hello!I have been told by several dentists that my mouth is pretty healthy, yet I have a severe case of receding gums.What is causing this, and what can be done to stop it?Is it true that the bone and gums will not come back at all?The worst recession is on the top canines, top front incisors, bottom incisors, bottom canines, and bottom -middle molars.ThanksRobert
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 43
Welcome to Justanswer.I will do my best to answer your question.I am not a great typist,be patient and feel free to ask if anything is unclear.If it has been dettermined that you do not have periodontal disease,the most common cause of the recession around the teeth is from toothbrush abrasion.By brushing your teeth too hard and maybe sideways the gum and root surface is being abraded away and probably causing some crescent shaped depressions just below where the crown ends.The bone and the gums will not regenerate.The best thing to do is go easy on the brushing..get a softer toothbrush, and be more conscious of the force that you are using when brushing.I know that this is not the answer that you want to hear..but many people have this problem and unfortunately there is no great solution but to alter your future brushing technique.
I have been told about the softer brushing and the softer toothbrush, and have been trying to brush softer.
What is the best toothbrush to use for me to avoid my gums getting worse?
oral b circular spin brush?
I like the oral b brush..I don't know if the sonicaire does that much of a better job..mostly what it depends on is the force of the muscles in your hand and arm.
Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 33 years