Localized gum recession can have several different causes. Oral bacteria found in plaque can cause a localized infection of the gums (gingivitis or periodontitis) which can lead to gum recession in the affected area. In addition, gum recession can be caused by overenthusiastic brushing, using a hard-bristled toothbrush, or by poor brushing technique. If you have noticed that your gums are receding, you should consult a periodontist near Belmont for more advice.
Here at Belmont Dental Group, our experienced staff can help prevent and treat gum disease. We offer a range of procedures to combat periodontitis. These including professional cleaning and scaling, to remove the plaque, tartar, and calculus which cause gum disease. Our dentists and dental hygienists can also offer guidelines on cleaning, to prevent damage to teeth and gums. Our dentists and periodontists will offer personalized advice to help your safeguard the health of your teeth and gums for life.