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.”
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