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Receding gums is a problem your dentist near Woodstock can treat

Many years ago, an older person would often be described as being “long in the tooth.” The reason for this was that people up in age, would often experience gum recession so significant that teeth looked longer. A century or more ago, severe gum recession may have been common. Today, dentists have more tools than ever, and more information, with which to help patients avoid the onset and progression of gum disease and receding gums. In our office near Woodstock, Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo take a proactive approach to gum disease.

Dealing with receding gums can be difficult because changes in tissue most often take place at a slow pace. The tissue changes that occur in the mouth may be linked to a number of factors, including:
  • Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss in America today. As gum tissue becomes infected, weakened by oral bacteria, the gums slowly break down. Eventually, gum disease can lead to the exposure of more tooth surface, including the roots.
  • Aggressive brushing is something many people do innocently, in an effort to make sure teeth are adequately cleaned. Brushing teeth too hard, or with harsh bristles, can lead to abrasions on enamel, and on gum tissue. Your dentist and hygienist are able to recognize abrasions, and discuss with you ways in which teeth can be cleaned successfully with a gentler technique. Often, simply ensuring flossing takes place after brushing leads to a cleaner feeling.
  • Fluctuations in hormones, especially those that occur in women during pregnancy and menopause, have been shown to place one at a greater risk for gum disease. Hormonal imbalances can make gum tissue more susceptible to inflammation and recession.
  • Genetics are an important factor in the risk for gum disease. We work with our patients to address gum disease early, taking preventive measures to combat predisposition.
  • Misalignment is detrimental in a number of ways. Not only do crooked, crowded teeth affect the look of the smile, misalignment also increases the risk of gum recession because undue pressure is placed on gum and bone tissue when teeth are not properly aligned.
It is a common assumption that receding gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Although a factor, hygiene is not the only possible cause for receding gums. Your dentist provides ongoing care and thorough monitoring of teeth and gums so that you can enjoy optimal oral health for life.

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    Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
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    Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
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    My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
  • Rating: 5
    Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
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    Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!
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    Liked: Dr vo is awesome, Service, Staff
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