Gum recession may be a simple consequence of aging. It can also be caused by periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene.
Receding gums can expose the roots of teeth. This increases risks for tooth sensitivity and may even lead to infection. What’s more, gum tissue pulling away from the teeth creates pockets in which bacteria can hide – causing infection and gum disease which may result in tooth shifting and tooth loss. Advanced periodontal disease may...Read More