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What Is Causing my Receding Gums?

“Receding gums” means that your gums are pulling away from your teeth. This can result in sensitivity and can also be a sign of something more serious. Causes of receding gums include:

– Genetics: some people are genetically predisposed to having receding gums due to teeth alignment or a unique composition of oral bacteria.

– Receding gums can be caused by gum disease or overly aggressive brushing/flossing.

– Your dentist can recommend the best treatment based on the root cause.

“Patients can also have receding gum tissue due to teeth grinding, which can inflame healthy gum tissue and cause it to regress.”

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