Hi, I recently got my teeth cleaned by a dental hygenist and I can see little space between my lower 4 teeth and gums. Another dentist told me that once the teeth are cleaned professionally and all the tartare and other dirt is cleaned from the teeth, the gums grow back. Is is true? If yes, is there any way to grow them fast? If my gums don't grow back and if I get my teeth cleaned yearly, will the space widen more or will it remain the same (assuming that I don't get plaque or tartare on my teeth)?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 25 - April - 2009, at 08:05 AM

  • The spaces in teeth are due to removal of plaque, tatter and if you really take good care of your teeth like brushing, flossing etc then the gums will grow back and fill the space. If you get the yearly scaling done and donot let the plaque get deposited then these spaces will not widen. For more information on dental scaling you can read the following very informative article from our http://www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-scaling-and-root-planing-237.aspx

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