Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”, typically used to describe those that are getting older? Have you ever stopped and wondered why that expression even exists? Believe it or not, it has to do with smile, but nothing to do with your teeth. This expression is used because as we age, our gums begin to recede and gives the impression that our teeth have gotten longer. Yes, the culprit for this funny little saying is gum recession.
What causes our gums to recede depends on a number of options, from genetics to poor dental hygiene. But don’t worry, the condition is treatable.
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For more information about gum recession, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0200 or visit www.pbcperio.com.
Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens and all surrounding areas.