Gum Recession

Factors That Affect Gum Recession

Receding gums occur when the gums wear down and pull away from the tooth roots.

Common causes of gum recession include:

• Gum Disease
• Genes
• Tooth Brushing Habits
• Oral Hygiene
• Hormonal Changes
• Tobacco Use
• Clenching and Grinding the Teeth
• Bite Misalignment
• Body Jewelry

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Preventing Gum Recession

Some of the things you can do to prevent gum recession include:

• Maintaining regular checkups and cleanings
• Refraining from using tobacco products
• Eating a well-balanced diet
• Using the proper brushing technique
• Correcting any misalignment problems