About Gum Recession

How Gum Recession Begins

Gum recession in occurs when bacteria in the mouth begin to irritate the gums to the point where they become inflamed and detach from the teeth. When this happens, pockets are formed along the gum line that trap bacteria, causing damage to the jaw bone and exposing the tooth root. Patients suffering from periodontal disease are encouraged to contact Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche as soon as possible to prevent receding gums in Sterling, VA.

Gum Disease Affects Your Smile

Steps To Prevent Recession

Steps suggested to prevent gum recession include:

  • Seeing your doctor for regular cleanings and checkups
  • Not smoking or using other tobacco products 
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Using the proper brushing techniques with a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush
  • Seeing your doctor to correct a misaligned bite or teeth grinding problems

Sterling Office

Sterling Office

21165 Whitfield Pl. #107
Sterling, VA 20165
New Patients: (703) 774-9141
Current Patients: (703) 444-4377
Fax: (703) 444-7383
Email: Sterlingvaperio@gmail.com

Gainesville Office

Gainesville Office

7915 Lake Manassas Dr. #207
Gainesville, VA 20155
New Patients: (703) 468-0539
Current Patients:
(571) 261-4867
Fax: (571) 261-2522
Email: Gainesvilleperio@gmail.com

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Emergencies Only

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Leesburg Office

2 Cardinal Park Drive SE, #102B
Leesburg, VA 20175
New Patients: 571-918-9634
Current Patients: 571-291-2596
Fax: 571-510-3957
Email: leesburgperio@gmail.com