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How can gum recession be prevented?

September 14, 2016

Proper tooth brushing and flossing using a soft toothbrush is effective in preventing gum recession. Timely orthodontic therapy to correct tooth malposition, which contributes to recession, is yet another measure of prevention. Finally, we have seen numerous cases of advanced gum recession caused by oral jewelry. In most cases encountered, complete repair of the recession is not possible due to the advanced nature of the condition. Therefore, avoiding oral jewelry altogether can prevent gum recession and other oral lesions as well.

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