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Gum recession is a common dental issue that can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. It involves your oral tissues moving away from your teeth and exposing some of the tooth root surface, making your teeth look much longer than normal. Gum recession can be a major issue because it not only takes the beauty away from your smile, it also forms gum pockets that can harbor bacteria and infection, causing gum disease and other dental issues.

There are a number of factors that can cause your gums to recede: Some of those factors include gum disease, heredity, aggressive tooth brushing, insufficient oral hygiene, hormonal changes, tobacco products, grinding or clenching your teeth and having a crooked or misaligned bite.

Many treatments are available for treating gum recession, and your skilled periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, proudly offers multiple options at her office, such as soft tissue grafting and the pinhole gum rejuvenation technique.

With her years of schooling, specialty training, hands-on experience, and continuing education, Dr. Nicholas can provide these treatments that will help to enhance your beautiful smile. Dr. Nicholas has the skills and knowledge needed to give you the strong, healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Nevertheless, it’s often best to avoid the need for treatment altogether, so our team of specialists recommend doing whatever you can to avoid gum recession, such as:

– Brush your teeth properly, twice a day, with a soft-bristled toothbrush
– Floss your teeth at least once daily
– Visit Dr. Nicholas twice a year, or as recommended, to receive a dental cleaning
– Correct your misaligned bite if you have one
– Consider techniques to prevent teeth-grinding habits
– Stop using tobacco products
– Eat a well-balanced and healthy diet
– Monitor changes that happen to your mouth

If you take these precautions, you will be on the right track toward enjoying a healthy and attractive smile. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in treating your gum recession, please feel free to call our office today because Dr. Nicholas is the right dental professional for you! She will do everything she can to make you confident in your smile once again.

Call Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry to schedule your appointment today. They can be reached by phone at 760-851-0314 or at their office in Palm Desert, California.