How to Help A Receding Gum Line

Have you started to notice that your child has a receding gum line, where the gum begins to pull back and expose more of the teeth?

Your child’s gums say a lot about his or her dental health, but luckily, a trip to the dentist can help you determine what to do to help those receding gums.

How Do I Help My Child’s Receding Gum Line?

Your child’s gums do a lot more than just hold teeth in place. They are essential parts of your child’s mouth and must be properly taken care of. If your child has receding gums, it is important that he or she sees the dentist quickly.

Your child’s dentist may suggest that your child:

  • Improve dental health habits if the receding gums are caused by hygiene problems
  • Wear a mouth guard at night to protect teeth and gums if teeth grinding is the problem

Causes of Receding Gum Lines

You might be wondering why your child’s gums are receding. There are many different reasons why your child could have a receding gum line, including:

  • Improper brushing and flossing—Even though brushing and flossing every day is very important to your child’s dental health, brushing and flossing too hard may damage the gums and make them recede.
  • Injury—If your child’s teeth, mouth, or gums have been hurt in any way, the gums may start to recede.
  • Bad oral hygiene—If your child has poor oral hygiene and does not properly care for his or her teeth with daily brushing and flossing, the gums could become unhealthy and begin to recede.
  • Teeth grinding—If your child grinds his or her teeth while they are asleep, gums can start to recede. 

Kool Smiles Can Help Fix Receding Gum Lines

Your child’s gums are an important part of overall oral health. It is important to keep the gums healthy so your child can have healthy and happy smiles for life.

At Kool Smiles, our dentists focus on kids and helping them understand what it takes to maintain their oral health. We’re always accepting new patients and will be happy to help your kids fight a receding gum line and other dental situations.

Make an Appointment at Kool Smiles Today

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your child with one of our dentists, call us today.

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Sources:

Colgate: www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article