Receding Gums in Children

Receding Gums in Children: Understanding Oral Hygiene

I found something shocking but real; a young teen facing receding gum problems.  Check out what Lindz had to say about here gum problems.

Question by Lindz:

Does anyone know how to stop receding gums?

I am 13 and I brush my teeth EVERYDAY, TWICE a day.  Please Help!!!  I have no idea what is wrong.  I noticed up close in the mirror today — after brushing  my teeth — my gums below my side molars are receding!  I am done losing teeth, so that couldn’t be the case.

Could it be from tongue kissing?

Just a thought. I don’t know how the two would relate, but I’m short for answers. Please Help!!!!!!! I don’t wanna be toothless by the time I’m 14!

 

Stop receding gums in children by flossing.This is scary stuff.  It’s hard to imagine dealing receding gums in children.  Especially, knowing the severity behind gum disease, and what it can do to your teeth.  But do remember, it’s not uncommon kids and teens of all ages.

Lindz… every case of gum disease is different, so to be totally safe visit your local dentist.

Now, if I had to take a wild guest I’d probably say your toothbrush is too hard, you’re drinking too many sodas, and eating way too much candy.  You should definitely invest in a good anti-bacterial mouthwash and look into increasing your vitamin-C intake.

Also, brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion.  This will help remove the tartar along the gum line that causes gum disease.  Furthermore, parents should make sure the toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, and stress the importance of flossing.

What do you think?  Leave your own answer below!  Your contribution will help others.

Here is a really cool video for kids about how to brush your teeth, and the importance of having a good oral hygiene. If your kid is fighting gum disease or receding gums, then let them watch the video with you.

 

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  • Cat

    Oh relax! I know your 13 and everything is a crisis at that age, but realy it isn’t. Receding gums can hurt eventually but they aren’t a crisis. you see a dentist, they diagnose and in some cases send you to a special dentist (I forget the name) and they do gum grafting. I’ve had that procedure a few times, not fun, but doesnt hurt THAT bad. Or the dentist might recomend a fluoride rinse like Plax and a toothpaste like sensodyne. You should try those first. Tongue kissing has nothing to do with it You wont be toothless. GOOD LUCK!

  • Dr. Albert, DDS (UNITED STATES)

    LINDZ,
    YOU MUST ONLY USE A TOOTHBRUSH WITH SOFT BRISTLES, AND NOT SCRUB YOUR TEETH WITH FORCE.
    KISSING BY ANY MEANS WON’T CAUSEW GUM RECESSION. VISIT A DENTIST TO LEARN PROPER BRUSHING TECHNIQUE.

  • pinkfloyd_1962

    you have some kind of infection, there are several mouthwashes that can cure the gingivitis ( medical name for it) look them up in internet, usualy they are small envelopes with a special powder to be dissolved in water and than you pass it around the gums once or twice a day. it’s a good thing to see a dentist, but gengivitis is a term you can look up in internet.

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