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Why Bruxism Can Damage Your Gums Over Time

Did you know that grinding your teeth can damage much more than their enamel? This habit (known as bruxism) may irritate your gums and cause them to recede.

– Bruxism can lead to gum disease if not treated.

– Bruxism increases the risk of developing cavities.

– Your dentist can fit you with a protective mouthpiece to wear at night to protect teeth and gums.

“Patients can also have receding gum tissue due to teeth grinding, which can inflame healthy gum tissue and cause it to regress.”

See what industry professionals have to say:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-receding-gumlines-and-how-are-they-treated/

 

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Dr. Kate Robinson BDS PGCERT ORTH PGDIP SEDATION

Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.