Receding Gums 101

What Is Gum Recession?

Gum recession is a common dental problem that occurs gradually, so most people don’t realize they have it. It is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. When it occurs, “pockets” or gaps forming between the gum line, which makes it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up.

Warning Signs

The first sign of receding gums is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice your tooth looks longer than normal.

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