Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

This Is Why Your Lower Gums Are More Sensitive Than Your Upper Gums

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Fighting gum sensitivity is a difficult battle, but it can be achieved. However, there are times when people notice that only some of their gums are sensitive while others either aren't or aren't as badly. If you're one of them, then there's likely a simple explanation for why your lower gums seem to be more sensitive and prone to problems like bleeding than your upper gums.

Food Debris

One of the biggest problems that your lower gums face is that they can essentially bask in food debris all day. When you chew something, it spreads evenly over your teeth and gums, but as gravity sets in, food debris tends to drop to the bottom of your mouth. Once it's there, your gums can literally end up sitting in food particles, which feed bacteria that cause plaque and tartar to develop. These same bacteria are responsible for the development of gum disease, so it's bad news.


Saliva is another problem that only your lower teeth and gums are up against. While some saliva flow is a good thing, as it can help to wash away food bits, an excessive amount of it can cause some of the same problems as food. Saliva has a lot of bacteria in it, and not all of them are good bacteria. Having your lower gums soaking in this stuff all day long can contribute to the development of gum disease, and since your upper teeth and gums are higher up and tend to be drier, they may not undergo the same development. 

What to Do About it

There are a few things you can do about this situation.

The first is to visit your dentist frequently. Only a dentist can handle the vast majority of gum disease cases, and they can help you to put a stop to it before it becomes severe, too.

Secondly, consider brushing your teeth after every meal. It only takes a couple of minutes, and it can completely eliminate the food debris that your gums are otherwise basking in.

Lastly, consider rinsing with water from time to time and using mouthwash, too. These will both help to flush away the excess saliva, and the mouthwash will kill any bad bacteria in it that can cause problems for your gums.

With these tips, you can take steps to handle the majority of problems that food debris and excessive saliva can cause. If your gums are still sensitive, talk to a dentist to find out what's going on.


18 December 2019