Gum recession means that some of your gum tissue is wearing away from where it hugs your teeth. There are a number of reasons this may be happening, and only an experienced dentist like Dr. Pamela Marzban can identify the cause and help you stop the recession. Some of the common reasons gums begin to recede include:

  • Gum disease
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Poor dental care
  • Genetics

Gum disease is a common cause of gum recession. In gum disease, bacteria are infecting the gums and causing pockets to form between the gum tissue and the tooth. Left untreated, the bacteria will continue to accumulate in these gums pockets, causing a worsening infection that could eventually destroy the bone supporting your teeth.

Another common reason gum tissue begins to recede is because of forceful brushing. When you brush your teeth, you need only use light pressure to move the bristles against your teeth and gums.

As an experienced dentist committed to your best oral health, Dr. Marzban can determine what is causing your gums to recede and how best to treat it.

If you are searching for an experienced dentist near Fairfax and Fairfax Station, then please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS, to schedule an appointment. Dr. Marzban can prevent, identify and treat dental problems like gum recession.