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Friday, May 24, 2013
Gum lifting from the tooth
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.
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.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University