Keeping Root Decay at Bay: How to Slow the Progression of Gum Recession
Good oral hygiene is more than just brushing and flossing your teeth. Your gums too, play an important role in keeping tooth decay at bay. As well as helping to hold teeth in place, gum tissue covers the roots of teeth. The root of a tooth is more vulnerable to tooth decay because it is covered with cementum, a thin but hard layer that is nonetheless weaker than enamel Although a US study involving 10,000 people found that gum recession worsens with age, you can slow, and perhaps even halt, its progression.