Slight gum recession can make this popsicle season a nightmare 🙀 Here’s why: Enamel (which covers the part of the tooth you see) is the hardest 💪🏼substance in our body, BUT the root is covered by cementum, which is 9 times weaker! When gum tissue recedes back slightly, the cementum is exposed and is now susceptible to abrasion, erosion from acidic foods and mechanical trauma from brushing!
All of this leads to super sensitive teeth!
Here’s what you can do 👇🏼
- Gum grafting techniques to bring the gums back down to where they’re supposed to be.
- Cover the exposed areas or notches with composite resin to protect against major sensitivity
- Apply desensitizers and brush with sensodyne toothpaste 🙌🏼
- orrrrrrr stay far away from popsicles