What Causes Gums to Recede?
Some reasons include:
- Overaggressive brushing - your enamel at the gum line can be worn away by scrubbing the sides of the teeth.
- Lack of proper oral hygiene - without regular brushing and flossing bacteria builds up in between the teeth.
- Using chewing tobacco adversely affects the mucus membrane lining in your mouth and can cause your gums to recede.
- A poorly placed tongue or lip piercing can cause your gums to recede.
- Increased sensitivity to hot, cold or touch.
- Teeth appear 'longer' than they once did.
- Roots are exposed an visible.
- Tooth feels notched at the gum line
- Change in tooth colour.
- Spaces between teeth seem to be growing.
- Cavities below the gum line.
With some easy steps and regular consultations with your dentist your smile and beautiful gumline can last you a lifetime.