Brushing your gums sideways
Ms. Lu found that her gums had shrunk a little over the past year, and her roots had been exposed.
The doctor told her that it was mainly caused by the withdrawal of the gums.
Gingival withdrawal refers to the shrinkage of the gums toward the root of the tooth, which exposes the root of the tooth. This phenomenon is more common in the elderly.
Many people think that gum shrinkage is a natural phenomenon that occurs as people age, but there is evidence that some elderly people with healthy gums do not experience gum shrinkage.
Therefore, if the withdrawal of the gums causes the roots to be exposed, most of them are pathological withdrawals of the gums, which are mainly caused by the following factors: First, improper brushing.
When brushing your teeth, use a toothbrush with stiff bristles, the abrasive particles in the toothpaste are too coarse, or use a saw-type horizontal brush method, which can cause the gums to shrink.
Second, periodontal disease causes loose teeth, gingival recession, crowns becoming longer, fan-shaped displacement of the anterior teeth, repeated abscesses of the gums, and eventually tooth loss.
Third, improper dental implantation can also lead to gingival recession.
Small, uniform gum withdrawal is usually not noticeable and does not require medical attention.
However, care must be taken to prevent the gums from receding.
First of all, the correct brushing method should be used. The replacement brush head is small, the bristles are soft and hard, and the health care toothbrushes are densely separated and appropriate. Place the bristles at the junction of the teeth and the gums.Shake horizontally in situ, then brush vertically along the teeth.
You can also use the method of drawing circles on the tooth surface to brush all parts of the tooth.
In fact, actively treat periodontal disease and find the early symptoms of gum bleeding, and diagnose and treat as soon as possible.
Thirdly, once a wide range of gum shrinkage occurs, it is difficult to recover, so it is considered that the gum shrinks and must be treated in the hospital if necessary.