What are flappy gums?

Receding gums are a condition in which your gums pull back from the tooth surface, exposing the root surfaces of your teeth. It’s just one form of gum (periodontal) disease. This is a serious consequence of poor oral health, which may lead to tooth loss.

What is considered below the gum line?

A cavity that’s close to, but above, the gumline is a smooth surface cavity. Those are cavities that form on the smooth sides of your teeth, often in between your teeth. A cavity that forms just below the gumline is a root cavity.

What foods cause gum inflammation?

Gum disease can be caused by these specific foods.

  • Soda and Sports Drinks Can Cause Gum Disease.
  • Coffee, Tea, and Alcohol.
  • Acidic Juices and Fruits.
  • Candy and Dried Fruit.
  • Starchy Foods.
  • Popcorn.
  • Learn More about Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment at Harborview Dental Health.

Would my dentist tell me if I had gum disease?

Gingivitis is commonly diagnosed with a dental exam. Your dentist will look for inflammation of the gums and plaque or tartar at the base of the teeth. Using a probe, your dentist will determine the severity of your gum disease by measuring pockets in your gums and decide if further tests are required.

Can gum grow back?

While your gums won’t grow back on their own, surgical treatment can be used to replace the missing tissue, and restore both your appearance and your oral health. Gum grafting involves taking soft tissue from another part of the mouth and grafting it onto your gums.

How can I get my gums healthy again?

7 ways to keep the gums healthy

  1. Brush the teeth properly. Share on Pinterest Brushing the teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste can help keep gums healthy.
  2. Choose the right toothpaste.
  3. Floss daily.
  4. Rinse your mouth out with care.
  5. Use mouthwash.
  6. Get regular dental checkups.
  7. Stop smoking.