Why are my gums receding?

Do you suffer from cold sensitivity, dark spots at your gum line, notches at the gum line or receding gums?
As dental professionals, we see this every day. Many patients say it's inherited or they were told they brush to hard and it is not as simple as that. 

Below are:

Precipitating factors refer to a specific event or trigger to the onset of the current problem. Perpetuating factors are those that maintain the problem once it has become established.

With everything dental hygienist already do, checking all the above is standard of care. Starting with the periodontal assessment, we assess the precipitating & perpetuating factors. The more information with gather, the better we can diagnose, monitor, and treat the issues. So, when you hate when your hygienist takes measurements and "pokes" your gums, remember two things: it only hurts when there is infection and they are trying to save your teeth for a lifetime. When enamel is the hardest substance in the body, brushing alone, can not remove the enamel. Get in to see your hygienist today and keep the gateway to your body healthy for a lifetime. 

Author
Paula Lei Quinn Dedicated to helping others grow, Paula Quinn brings 30 years of clinical dentistry, public speaking and consulting to practices and hygiene teams. Paula comes to the dental world with an elaborate wealth of information on the importance of interoffice communication and working towards team goals. Her background and experiences, in and out of the dental practice, give her a unique skill set that brings value to each of her patients, and her mentoring, speaking, and consulting engagements. Paula started her journey as a dental assistant while putting herself through hygiene school at Indiana University. Upon completion of her dental hygiene degree, Paula moved to Arizona where she continued her education receiving her anesthetic and laser certificate as well as her Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene at NAU. All this has made owning, Uptown Dental & Orthodontics possible.