Uneven gums can affect your smile aesthetics. They may also signal a problem with your oral health. Our team at Beaufils Dental in Cooper City, Florida, is interested in both.
Check this message regarding the reasons for uneven gums and the services we offer to get your smile and dental health back on track.
Your gums have multiple tissue layers that help keep your teeth in place and prevent bacteria from invading tooth roots. Uneven gums have several potential causes, including:
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for healthy gums. Inconsistent brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups can lead to gum problems, including unevenness.
Plaque buildup from poor oral hygiene and infrequent dental care can irritate the gums and contribute to an uneven appearance.
On the other hand, overly aggressive brushing techniques, especially with hard-bristle brushes, can also damage gum tissue, causing gums to pull away from teeth.
Gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) can cause gums to become swollen, red, and uneven. These conditions are often a result of bacterial infections that, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral health issues.
That’s one of the reasons our Beaufils Dental team recommends routine dental visits and professional cleanings, which help prevent and manage gum diseases and keep your teeth looking their brilliant best.
Hormonal fluctuations, particularly in women, can affect gum health. Puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause are times when hormonal changes can lead to increased sensitivity and inflammation in the gums, potentially causing unevenness.
Another reason for uneven gums is genetics. The size, shape, and position of your gums are largely determined by your genetic makeup. If your parents or grandparents had uneven gums, there's a chance you might inherit this trait.
Bruxism, or the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, can exert excessive pressure on the gums and contribute to their uneven appearance. This condition is often related to stress and can lead to various dental issues, including gum recession.
Physical trauma to the mouth can result in damage to the gums. Injuries may cause the gums to recede or become uneven in certain areas.
Previous orthodontic treatments, such as braces or other dental procedures, can influence the position and appearance of the gums. In some cases, the repositioning of teeth causes changes in gum levels.
While uneven gums may be a cosmetic concern, they can also indicate underlying oral health issues. During your initial evaluation at Beaufils Dental, we identify the reasons for your gum issues and build a personalized treatment plan to solve the problem.
Your strategy may include:
These are only a sampling of the many treatments we offer at Beaufils Dental, all designed to provide the healthy smile you crave.
Schedule an evaluation today by calling the Beaufils Dental office or requesting an appointment online.