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Gum Diseases

Gum lifting from the tooth

01/02/2007

Question:

Hi! My gum a lifting away from the enamel part of the teeth showing the root by 1 nor 2mm. it does that on most of my teeth where the arch of the gum is bigger that the enamel one of the tooth. What should I do to prevent that from getting worst or to reverse the process? I am trying to brush my teeth Gum to tooth direction to prevent the lifting, but does not seem to help.... Thanks.

Answer:

Use a soft brush instead of a hard one. Do not brush with horizontal strokes. Place the brush on your teeth and gums so that half of the brush will be on your gums. Apply a vibration movement without moving the brush left or right. This will help the bristles clean the gingival sulcus without hurting your gums.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University