Gum Recession From Brushing Too Hard?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi guys,
    I recently noticed my gums have receded a bit, and it has given me
    cause for concern. When I look at my gums, however, they don't look
    particularily infected... Though they do bleed when I brush them
    occassionally. I believe I may have a habit of brushing too roughly
    (the bristles on my medium toothbrush are bent). I'm considering
    getting an electric that gives me warnings when I'm pushing too hard.

    Do you guys recommend any specific toothbrush, and... is it feasible
    that my gum problem could be entirely caused from brushing too hard?
    I've also recently discontinued use of whitening toothpaste I'd begin
    to habitually use, and have replaced it with natural teatree oil
    toothpast with neem and baking soda.

    Any input of any kind is appreciated.
    Thank you,
    -- Daniel
    , Mar 2, 2006
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  2. letsconnect Guest

    I'm not a dentist, but had a similar problem. If you're looking int
    electric toothbrushes, I'd recommend the Sonicare Elite, I found
    managed to apply too much pressure even with the Oral-B 3D. Th
    Sonicare works a treat. I prefer the smaller brushhead on the Oral-
    though. Oh well, can't have everything..
    letsconnect, Mar 2, 2006
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  3. Guest

    letsconnect, I assume you had a receding gumline due to the same thing?
    Did switching to the sonicare help? Did you find that the recession you
    had was restored? I'm considering looking into a graft (even though the
    damage has been minimal, it's really got me bothered).
    , Mar 3, 2006
  4. letsconnect Guest

    letsconnect, Mar 3, 2006
  5. Joel344 Guest

    letsconnect Wrote:
    YUP and post photos of your scraggily toothbrush.

    Joel344, Mar 3, 2006
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