Stop Receding Gums in Thousand Oaks, CA

Gum Recession Prevention

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Taking Steps to Avoid Recession

You might be aware of your risk for gum recession due to a hereditary disposition or a diagnosis of periodontal disease. If this is the case, you can definitely take steps to prevent gingival recession or greatly reduce the adverse affects of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a severe active infection involving your gum and bone tissues. This infection, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss, further bone loss, and complicate serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Dr. Jacqueline Subka is a periodontist who can help you treat periodontitis and stop receding gums in Thousand Oaks, CA.

At your comprehensive oral evaluation, Dr. Subka will be able to inform you of the ways you can help prevent gum recession including some tips on improving oral hygiene habits. However, it is not just poor oral hygiene that can increase your risk for gum recession.

Call Dr. Subka’s office today to schedule a consultation as soon as possible in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Your oral hygiene can be improved at home but an aggressive infection cannot. If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment immediately.
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How To Prevent Gingival Recession

Look into your options for treating misalignment

When you have crooked or crowded teeth, not only does proper oral hygiene become more difficult, but unnatural alignment of your teeth can put pressure on certain areas causing gum damage. Ask Dr. Subka about Invisalign®.

Wear a night guard

Clenching and grinding your teeth can wear down your teeth, traumatize your jaw, and cause damage to your gums.

Learn proper tooth brushing techniques

Brushing too aggressively or at the wrong angle with the wrong toothbrush can damage both your teeth and gums. Dr. Subka or one of our experienced dental hygienists can teach you how to improve your oral hygiene routine.

Break bad lifestyle habits

Quit the use of tobacco based products, biting on foreign objects, and wearing any oral piercings. All of these habits can cause soft tissue damage.