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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello i noticed gaps forming between my gums starting two months ago. Now i can start to see the root to a few teeth.I switched toothpaste and it seems my gums are disappearing alarmingly fast
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   good day dr. im a 24 year old male
Doctor :   good day to you too
Doctor :   so since how long have you been noticing this problem ?
User :   about 2 to 4 months
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
Doctor :   how is your health ?
Doctor :   any medical condition ?
User :   i smoke and consume alcohol daily other than that im in good health
Doctor :   any cavities ?
Doctor :   in your teeth ?
User :   i have a few filled in but i dont think i have any new cavities
Doctor :   how is your diet /?
User :   i eat healthy for the most part and excercise at least 4times a week
Doctor :   do you brush your teeth with force ? are the bristles on your toothbrush get bent after a month ??
User :   i use to twice a day but i noticed my gums disappearing faster so i bought a soft bristle brush and start to brush once a day after about 2 weeks i noticed the pain in my gums disappear
Doctor :   there are few conditions that can lead to gum problems, number one being diet , a diet low in citrus can cause this, also next comes smoking so thats something you need to stop, also rough brushing is also major concern
Doctor :   you can brush the twice a day but softly
Doctor :   changing you brush is a right thing to do
Doctor :   you need to make sure you have enough citrus like lemon and oranges in your diet
Doctor :   also smoking is a NO NO
Doctor :   you need to take care of your gums other wise later you will have big problems
User :   is there a way to stop the gum deterioration and grow back the lost gum tissue
Doctor :   it will grow back since at your age the regeneration is good
Doctor :   do gently massage them after you brush with your finger
Doctor :   that will improve circulation
User :   is there a way to stop or slow down the loss of my gums because it seems to be moving faster now i can see the roots of two teeth
Doctor :   you need to stop smoking
Doctor :   as tobacco acts as a irritant
Doctor :   it will take time and you have to follow what i have advised you
User :   thank you very much doctor have a good day
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   you too have a good day
Doctor :   bye bye
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