What is Receding gums?
Also called: Gingival recession, Gum recession Receding gums also called as Gums recession or Gingival recession is a common problem in adults over the age of 40, but may also occur starting from the teens. Receding gums refers to a loss of gum tissue resulting in an exposure in the roots of the teeth. Gums may recede due to genetics but they may also be caused by harsh brushing, or “toothbrush abrasion,” as well as periodontal or gum disease. Receding gums may also be caused by teeth that are misaligned, or by excessive plaque build-up at the gum line. Three out of four adults have some form of it, and in most cases, it doesn’t cause any pain and goes unnoticed.