Preventing Receding Gums: Oral Care Tips from a Catonsville Dentist

Receding gums are a very common dental problem in which the gum tissue begins to wear away from the teeth, exposing more and more of the tooth…even the root. What’s worse is that when the gums begin to recede, this creates tiny pockets in between the teeth, pockets which trap bacteria. And if left untreated, gum disease and eventual tooth loss could result.

If you feel your gums may be receding, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Gum recession is easily treatable and even reversible if caught early. If you wait too long to seek help, gum surgery may be your only option to repair the damage caused by gum recession.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to treat gum recession is to prevent it from ever happening. You can do this by practicing good oral hygiene.

  1. Brush at least twice a day.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Visit your dentist at least twice a year.

Regular Visits with your Catonsville Dentists at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care

At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, we offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. We set a very high standard for our care and we are very proud of the treatment that we have provided for you.

“We are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family.”

If you have any questions about Receding Gums or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit

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Source: Receding Gums WebMD

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