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I have a problem of receding gums especially on the lower

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Hi I have a problem of receding gums especially on the lower set were both eating teeth where removed years ago on the right hand side the gum where tooth used to be feels almost gone my dentist says I am brushing to hard and enamel is going to but I use a soft head on my oral b tooth brush and I'm really gentle never set the sensor off I barley touch the teeth and I brush section by section for 2 minutes as it says to do I floss, I use a mouth wash with alovera because read that's good for gums could anything else be causing these problems. Note this is a dentist who said to me if my upper back teeth get problems she'll just remove them as to hard to work on.

Hi. My name is***** have over two decades of experience, and I'm online and available to help you today.

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I would suggest you consult another DDS as it sounds a bit fishy to me that she would rather remove your upper back teeth then try to save them because "they are too hard to work on".

If this were true then Dentists would only treat the front teeth!

And, yes, brushing can cause gum recession...but so can a bunch of other things -- time to get a new doc.

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