Timberoo saidI was having a problem with brushing too hard and receding gums. I switched to a SonicCare toothbrush and it's improved immensely. With flossing and using that twice a day, my cleanings are quick and my gum health has really bounced back.
Interesting. I have always gone at my teeth as if I was scrubbing graffiti off a concrete wall. LOL. That seems to be the biggest cause of receding gums.
I also brushed back and forth instead of up and down.
I don't know if that's a factor.
For the past 5 years I've used a Sonicare electric toothbrush, which, I think, has made the problem worse.
Looks like I'll have to make an appointment.
It's supposed to be very expensive; well upwards of a $1000.00.
My insurance covers "oral surgery."
Are gum grafts considered "oral surgery ?"
I would certainly think so.
Many thanks for all the information.