Preventing Receding Gums

There are several things you can do to prevent receding gums, including:

• Using the Proper Brushing Technique
• Breaking Habits of Grinding and Clenching the Teeth
• Getting Treatment for Misalignment
• Avoiding Habits that Might Irritate the Gum Tissue
• Wearing a Nightguard

Gum Recession Treatment Options

Undergoing gum surgery in Valencia, CA with Dr. Clare Macaulay can restore your gum line and improve your oral health. Some of the gum recession treatment options and ways to prevent receding gums include:

• Gum Grafting
• Periodontal Therapy
Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
• Using a Soft Bristled Toothbrush
• Brushing and Flossing Regularly

You Can Help Prevent Recession

Preventing the Progression of Receding Gums in Valencia, CA

If you have been diagnosed with or are at a high risk of developing gum disease, you must take steps to protect your oral health. Gum surgery may be necessary when your gums have receded to a certain degree, but there are several things you can do to prevent gum recession from occurring. Using the right brushing technique, breaking habits that irritate the gum tissue, and getting treatment for gum disease at the right time will help protect your gums.

How to Prevent Receding Gums

If you are worried about receding gums and other problems associated with gum disease, Dr. Macaulay can provide several recommendations for managing oral health problems effectively. Things you can do to prevent gum recession include:

• Using the right brushing technique - If you are using too much pressure or a medium or hard bristled toothbrush, you may be at risk for gum disease.

• Breaking habits of grinding or clenching teeth - Many people grind and clench their teeth. Such habits can place excess pressure on the gums, leading to recession.

• Seeking treatment for misalignment - A misaligned bite can put pressure on some areas of the mouth, also contributing to recession.

• Avoiding habits that irritate gum tissue - If you smoke, chew tobacco, or have a habit of chewing on hard objects, you may be wearing down the gums.

• Wearing a nightguard - Protect your teeth and gums from strain and stress by wearing a nightguard.

Learn more about gum surgery procedures and gum recession treatment options and whether or not you may benefit from these procedures in Valencia, CA. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Macaulay today!

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About Us

Our practice is focused on providing Gum Recession Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, and many other treatments to enhance the oral health of our patients from Stevenson Ranch, Valencia and Santa Clarita.

We promise to provide you with on time exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

Our Office

Clare Macaulay, DDS
28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Suite #205
Valencia, CA  91355

New Patients: (661) 426-8272
Current Patients: (661) 259-­7272