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You probably know that there are a number of dental issues you should watch for. For instance, you may know that a cracked tooth or swollen gums are problems you should address as quickly as possible. However, did you know that gum recession is another issue you should be aware of?

Luckily, there are a number of signs you can watch for. For example, if your teeth seem to be longer, or if you have brown spots on your gum line, you could have gum recession. Red, swollen, or tender gums could also be signs of this problem.

Sadly, there are several problems that could be the cause of your gum recession—which means there are also several ways you could address gum recession. For instance, if you brush too hard, you could have to deal with this issue. Fortunately, you can correct this issue by brushing gently and by buying a brush with soft bristles. Teeth grinding is another common cause of gum recession. Sadly, you may grind your teeth without realizing it. Still, if you think you could be grinding your teeth, please feel free to contact us so we can discuss your options with you.

Finally, please remember that poor oral hygiene could also lead to gum recession. To avoid this problem, we recommend brushing for two minutes at a time twice a day. You should also remember to floss daily, and to schedule regular appointments with our team. If you’re worried about gum recession in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our periodontist, Dr. Henry Espinosa, please don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa at 505-888-1116. We’re eager to hear from you.