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Gum recession

Gums can recede making your teeth appear longer.

 
Gum recession means that the roots of your teeth start showing in your mouth. This root surface may often be more sensitive to cold, brushing and sometimes hot substances. It’s also a darker colour than the top or crown of the tooth and decays more readily.

Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth’s root. Receding gums may be one of the first signs of gum disease. When gum recession occurs, “pockets,” or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in tooth loss.

Gum recession is a common dental problem. Most people don’t know they have gum recession because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal. Often a notch can be felt near the gum line.

The causes of gum recession can be linked to gum diseasepoor teeth cleaning (both insufficient and too aggressive cleaning) and trauma.

If your gum recession is due to aggressive brushing, we recommend using an electric toothbrush with a pressure indicator to help you solve this problem of receding gums once and for all. For an electric toothbrush with a pressure indicator check out our online shop for the triumph 5000 electric toothbrush today!
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