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If you have gum recession, then your gum tissues have pulled away from your teeth, making your teeth look longer by exposing the roots and causing tooth sensitivity. There are many things that could be causing your recession, like gingivitis, the misuse of whitening treatments and vigorously brushing and flossing, especially with the wrong oral hygiene tools. The good news is that there are many treatments our dentist, Dr. Bradley Bath, offers to treat your gum recession. Those treatments are:

-Improving oral hygiene habits: If the cause of your gum recession is vigorous brushing and flossing, then it’s time to change your ways. First, look at the oral hygiene tools you use. Make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-whitening toothpaste. Then, inspect your brushing and flossing routines. If you’re rough while cleaning the smile, be gentler. Using an electric toothbrush can help ensure a gentle brushing routine.

-Gum disease treatment: If gum disease is the cause of your recession, then your dentist might recommend a professional cleaning or scaling and root planing treatment. These treatments remove the irritating substances from your smile and promote healing in the gums.

-Gum grafts: If genetics cause severe gum recession or if you are a victim of the later stages of gum disease, then a gum graft might be the right treatment for you. This treatment involves using excess gum tissue to replace the receded gums and cover and protect the tooth roots and underlying bone.

For more information and details about how to treat gum recession in Evansville, Indiana, please contact Cross Pointe Dental when you have the chance. We also encourage you to call 812-476-6064 if you’re interested in treating your gum recession. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!