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How To Prevent Gum Recession

Battling gum recession can feel like an uphill climb. Because it’s so common and has so many different causes, many people think it’s unavoidable. While it’s true that some studies show gum recession affecting nearly half of the world’s population, it’s also true that you can live your life free of receding gums! Read on to find out how. To prevent gum recession, it’s useful to know what exactly it is. In simple terms, gum recession is when gums begin to pull away from the teeth, exposing the sensitive roots below. This can be caused by gum disease, aging, genetics, tobacco use and more. If left untreated, gum recession can lead to sensitivity, tooth and bone loss, and further health problems. Once you have gum recession, your gums don’t grow back. It can be treated, but it’s in your best interest to take steps to avoid it if possible. Luckily, it’s easier than you think!   Here are 7 easy ways to prevent gum recession: Practice Good ...

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The Top 7 Things to Avoid If You Love Your Teeth

Everything we eat and drink passes through our mouths. That means that your teeth are constantly under attack from things that can harm them - things like sugar, acid, staining liquids, and more. There are many common things we all eat and drink that are bad for our teeth, and some of them are more obvious - and damaging- than others. If you want to maintain a happy and healthy smile, you’ll need to limit your use of the things that are especially bad for them. In no particular order, here are the top 7 things to avoid if you love your teeth.  Sodas We’ll start with one of the most commonly known tooth-attackers. Sodas are a double threat to your teeth because they’re full of both sugar and harmful acids. Even diet sodas contain high levels of phosphoric and citric acids that cause damage to your enamel. It’s especially damaging if you sip them throughout the day because it never gives your mouth a chance to reset.  It’s best to stay away from sodas entirel ...

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