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As you may already understand, flossing and brushing your pearly whites should be important parts of keeping your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, are you aware that keeping your teeth clean could actually help you prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay? Still, would you be interested in learning that brushing and flossing your teeth might help you deal with gum recession?

Unfortunately, gum disease might be more common than you may expect. In fact, almost 50% of Americans suffer from gum disease. Gum recession is actually a common sign of gum disease. Fortunately, there are a number of signs you can watch for. For example, if you see brown spots on your gums, or have red or tender gums, you may have receding gums. Sensitive teeth and teeth that seem to be growing longer could also be an indication of gum recession.

Luckily, simple things like flossing and brushing could help you reverse gum disease. Brushing your teeth too hard might also lead to gum recession. Using a toothbrush that’s made with soft bristles might also help you cope with this problem. If you know that you grind your teeth—which you may do while you are sleeping—you may have gum recession. We also suggest visiting our dental team every six months for regular appointments, which will give us an opportunity to spot several dental issues.

If you would like to learn more about how you can deal with gum recession in Sevierville, Tennessee, please feel free to contact Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC by calling 865-453-2731. Our dentist, Dr. Bradley Dyer, and our team will gladly examine your pearly whites and give you specific advice. We’re excited to meet with you soon.