Respect Nature’s Crown and Don’t Expose The Roots!

When you smile, you are not only exposing your teeth but also your gums.  The way your gums look can also affect your appearance. Consult the best Endodontist in Mumbai, he/she will tell you - the color of the gums should be a healthy pink and not black or dark red.

Gum Recession

Tooth sensitivity is one of the signs of receding gums. This occurs when the margin of the gum tissue which surrounds the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth or the tooth’s root. ‘Pockets’ or gaps are formed between the gum line and the teeth and, thus it becomes easy for bacteria to enter the pockets. Gum infection can cause your gums to recede. When gums recede, the tooth takes on longer, pointed dimensions. Some of the major causes of gum recession are:

  • Improper brushing of teeth i.e. aggressively attacking your teeth with the toothbrush causing the enamel of the tooth to wear away which in turn causes the gums to recede.
  • Do you grind or clench your teeth? If so, this puts pressure on the teeth leading to gum recession.
  • Don’t pick your tooth with a toothpick! Floss them instead.

Bleeding Gums

When plaque builds up along the gum line, it leads to gingivitis (inflamed gums). Bleeding gums can occur if you brush your teeth vigorously or during flossing. The gums become sore which is accompanied by swelling of the gum tissue.

During pregnancy, the woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes, which can increase gum sensitivity – thereby increased bleeding of the gums.


In simple language, it means BAD BREATH! Bad breath occurs because of poor oral hygiene. Improper brushing and flossing of teeth can leave food particles in the mouth thereby causing them to rot, which causes a foul and unpleasant odor.

Now who would want to sit next you if you are reeking of foul garbage?


When the plaque surrounding your teeth is not removed, it hardens to form tartar, which in turn causes increased bleeding and an advanced stage of gum disease.

Yes, your best endodontist in Mumbai is always available to help you, but do remember – man-made solutions are not permanent and it therefore, makes more sense to follow oral hygiene and display healthy pink gums along with your dazzling smile! 

So before your teeth begin to look like Dracula’s fangs, a visit to your dentist is advisable if your are suffering from the above symptoms.

Laughter is a God given gift to mankind, so increase your face value and make a good first impression. Be in the pink of health!