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Are your teeth getting longer? Are they more sensitive? Are they bleeding and causing you pain? Any of these issues could be a sign that your gums are receding. If you notice any of these issues, please contact us soon—especially if you notice the appearance of your smile changing. Sadly, gum recession can be caused by several issues, meaning there are also a wide variety of potential treatments.

One of the most common reasons for gum recession is old age. Brushing too hard, overcrowded teeth, teeth grinding and trauma to your teeth can also be reasons for receding teeth.

Naturally, preventing gum recession is your best option. Fortunately, this goal can be achieved through proper oral care and regular visits to the dentist. However, if you do have gum recession, there are a few ways to rectify the issue. If gum recession is just starting, a deep cleaning may be enough to prevent further damage and heal your gums.

Our dentist can give you specific treatments, but the solution could be as simple as changing your toothbrush or wearing a mouthguard when you sleep. However, at times more drastic treatment could be necessary.

If you do notice gum recession, we recommend visiting our dentist, Dr. Jun H Chung, as soon as possible. Our team will be happy to discuss the potential causes of your receding gum line. To set up an appointment with us, please contact Lansdowne Dental Arts at 703-858-5990. We are eager to receive your call.