Best Ways to Prevent Gum Disease and Gum Recession:

• Practice good oral hygiene consistently and brush and floss properly.
• Treat gum disease as soon as possible to remove gum-eating bacteria
• Stop grinding and clenching teeth and jaw (seek treatment).
• Address crooked teeth or teeth that are cracked, fractured and misaligned.
• Stop using tobacco
• Do not wear body piercings in or around the mouth

You Can Help Prevent Recession

If You Go Without Treatment...

Untreated gum disease is the main reason why patients have gum recession in the Pensacola, FL region. Other reasons can cause recession too, such as bruxism, smoking, hormones, medicine, poor oral hygiene, and brushing the wrong way.

Gum recession is preventable in many cases but if you do have it, Dr. David Williams can fix it. Call or contact our office today so we can make an appointment for you!


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How to Prevent Gum Disease and Receding Gums

Practice good oral hygiene every day: Enough cannot be said about the importance of keeping your teeth and gums healthy with good oral hygiene at home. Bacteria live in the mouth every day and it needs to be removed with a toothbrush, floss and tongue scraper at least twice a day or else it will grow and hide beneath the gums and between the teeth and destroy soft tissue. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and brush in a gentle motion. Harsh brushing can also damage your gums and ruin their appearance.

Treat disease as soon as possible: Gum disease causes gum recession and the longer you wait to have it treated, the worse it will get. Only a dental professional can remove the tarter and bacteria from your mouth using special tools and techniques. Dr. Williams has gentle gum disease treatment option to remove bacteria and restore health to your gums.

Stop grinding and clenching teeth: Bruxism puts great stress on the gum line and oftentimes patients are unaware they are even doing it, because in many cases it happens during sleep. A dental exam with Dr. Williams will determine if bruxism is at fault, and if it is he can provide a night guard to protect your teeth and gums.

Address defective teeth: Crooked, fractured, misaligned and otherwise flawed teeth can give you a poor bite and create pressure on gums. Correcting tooth problems will lessen your chance of developing gum recession.

Stop Using Tobacco: Tobacco escalates the formation of plaque which is what causes gum disease. Stop using it and lower your risk.

Avoid piercings in or around the mouth: Putting jewelry in the mouth permanently can lead to gum problems down the road.

Gum recession is preventable in many cases but if you do have it, Dr. David Williams can fix it. Call or contact our office today so we can make an appointment for you!