If your teeth have started to appear longer or you are suffering from persistent bad breath, you may be suffering from periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. Gum disease is the most common cause of gum recession and a variety of factors can contribute to its development. Things like your genetic makeup, tobacco use, diabetes and other illnesses as well as poor oral hygiene can all result in gum disease.
Additionally, habits such as a poor brushing technique or consistent teeth grinding can rub and irritate the gums, eventually wearing gum tissue away over time and leaving them prone to oral bacterial infections. Luckily, there are treatment options available to help fight the underlying bacterial infection and periodontal disease to prevent further gum loss, all to get you back to a happier, healthier smile.
For more information on periodontal disease or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (610) 525-8485.