My Gums are Receding!

Dear Dr. Ellie:

I just noticed that my gums are receding, can you make my gums grow back? can your product help me?and how?


My first question would be to know if you have been bleaching your teeth with white strips or toothpaste + whitener?


Also eliminate any products with baking soda or peroxide. I know so many people with receding gums from these products.

The system that I recommend will help reduce gum infection another possible factor that can result in gums receding. The system will help sensitivity and also build strength into teeth.
My system cannot claim to re-grow gums but this may slowly happen on its own to some degree.

It is important to get rid of any infection and keep your gums clean and healthy.

The chances of achieving success depend on what caused this problem to happen. I tried the white strips years ago when they came on the market and “burnt” my gums with the peroxide.

I only used them once on lower teeth but you cannot imagine how upset I was because I had “perfect” gums at the time. The damage has reversed because it was a one time event and the gums were healthy before so they “regrew” just like any healed wound.

If your damage has been caused by years of gum disease this may not be quite the same story. I do not know your age or your gender and other factors such as whether you have recently been stressed or pregnant. These factors paint a picture that would help reflect the possible reasons why you have this problem.

No matter the reason I would suggest that you start using the system that I recommend and also get an evaluation from a dentist who will check your gums. If they tell you that you have deep pockets and sub-gingival calculus (crusty deposits under the gums) then it would be good to have a professional cleaning to remove this debris. This will make it more likely that your gums will heal up again.

You are sensible to be worried. I would be happy to answer any other questions you may have that I have not addressed.

My advice would be to make changes quickly but be patient in wanting results. Give yourself at least four months before you get worried that this is permanent. Write on a calendar the day that you start and also mark four months from that date. Make sure you use 100 percent xylitol and give up on products with sorbitol. Protect your mouth from acidity as much as you can.

I know this is lots of advice, but the changes are really very simple. Good luck.

Let me know if I can help more.

Ellie Phillips, DDS

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