receding gums

Can Receding Gums be Reversed?

Do you feel that your gums have begun to recede and pull away from the roots of your teeth? If so, make it a point to see your dentist as soon as possible. If gum recession is halted at an early stage, it might not become a more serious issue. Here are three takeaway points:

  • Switching to an electric toothbrush can help.
  • Brush and floss for the proper amount of time each day.
  • If left untreated, you may require gum grafts in the future.

“Since gum tissue doesn’t generally grow back, gum recession can be challenging to treat.”

Additional advice can be found here:
Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.