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Can Gum Regrow?
Helscreamer - 6-21-2010 at 04:19 PM

make sure you brush vertically, instead of horizontally... that brushing horizontally will cause your gums to recede...


prez_al - 6-21-2010 at 04:22 PM

Gum tissue will only regenerate if there is bone surrounding it. If you have recession, most likely means you lost some bone over time either through aggressive toothbrushing or disease. From what you described, it probably won't grow back without intervention from a dentist (i.e. gum graft). Again, it depends on where it is, and if it really bothers you, then I would get it looked at. Didn't know people would seek health advice on outie. :cool:


akhp - 6-21-2010 at 04:25 PM

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Originally posted by Helscreamer
make sure you brush vertically, instead of horizontally... that brushing horizontally will cause your gums to recede...


isn't it the other way around? if you brush vertically, you're pushing and pressuring the gum upward and downward.


qubit - 6-21-2010 at 04:50 PM

Vertical is good. Horizontal is not.


t - 6-21-2010 at 04:57 PM

try not to go hardcore on your brushing, you'd be amazed how little strength is needed to brush. ( very little)


kensi - 6-21-2010 at 05:24 PM

just use a fking those electric brush.


darockiscookin - 6-21-2010 at 05:58 PM

might be a genetic gum disease called periodontitis go visit ur dentist and have it check out asap.


genki - 6-21-2010 at 06:55 PM

you should floss you lazy fucker


itz91 - 6-21-2010 at 08:31 PM

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Originally posted by genki
you should floss you lazy fucker


You're a dumb fuck just for saying that, read more plz


moop - 6-21-2010 at 09:18 PM

brush UPWARDS for your lower set of teeth, DOWNWARD for your upper set of teeth.

there.


skylinejai - 6-21-2010 at 09:36 PM

all the toothpaste advertisements show the toothbrush going sideways... like horizontally.


skylinejai - 6-21-2010 at 09:36 PM

all the toothpaste advertisements show the toothbrush going sideways... like horizontally.


Rexxer830 - 6-21-2010 at 10:01 PM

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Originally posted by skylinejai
all the toothpaste advertisements show the toothbrush going sideways... like horizontally.


yea i noticed that too. not just toothpaste commercials, toothbrush commercials too. and i always thought you were supposed to brush vertically, even though i still did it horizontally lol


tekstyle - 6-22-2010 at 04:09 AM

simple answer is that gum won't grow back. gum tissue is dependent on the alveolar bone surrounding it. usually, when you brush too hard or have some sort of irreversible gum disease like periodontitis, the periodontal ligaments that holds the tooth the bone is destroyed. over time, gum recedes along with the bone underneath. if you maintain your gums properly, you might be able to slow or even stop recession (though over time, it gets worse with age). however, the best way to alleviate the issue is to get a gum graft. the results look great but they still require more maintenance than normal.

is your gum recession all over your mouth or is it concentrated on a group of teeth or 1 single tooth?

usually, if it's 1 tooth, it might be caused by an off bite. maybe 1 area of your occlusion is contacting first when you close your mouth?

if in 1 area of your mouth across 2-4 teeth, it might be brushing habits. either you are missing those spots, or brushing too hard.

if all over the place randomly, then you might have some sort of gum disease, inflammation. does it bleed when you brush? and is it tender to touch?

regarding the brushing techniques, it doesn't matter vertical or horizontal. the important thing is light pressure and let the brittle tips do the work, not the shaft of the brittles. do circular motions so you get both horizontal and vertical sweeps across the tooth surface. angle brittles at 45 degrees towards but slightly above the gum line as you brush. if you feel the brittles bending too much, you are brushing too hard. if you can't gauge your strength, you can hold the brush with just the distal phalanges of your fingers because holding it like a stick (with a fist) tends to make individuals apply more pressure than recommended.

electric toothbrushes makes life so much easier because all you do is just move from left to right or vice versa while the brush does all the work for you.

hope that helps.


PcReaperX23 - 6-22-2010 at 05:27 AM

What ever happened to brushing in circles?


genki - 6-22-2010 at 08:04 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by itz91
Quote:
Originally posted by genki
you should floss you lazy fucker


You're a dumb fuck just for saying that, read more plz


shit i thought flossing helps to prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis by removing bacteria around the gums

you should introduce me to the stuff you're reading that says otherwise


BoredomKills_inc - 6-23-2010 at 04:06 PM

can't you massage your gums up?
cuz i had the same problem when i was younger
and my dad and my dentist told me to do that once in a while
you can't really notice it going back up but
it's definately not receding anymore o_O; js