Gums can recede from the teeth for several reasons, exposing the tooth roots which can cause pain and sensitivity. Your dentist can evaluate the reasons for a receding gumline and recommend a suitable treatment plan.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently, as aggressive brushing and flossing can be a cause of receding gums.
You may need to wear a nightly mouthguard if the reason for gum recession is teeth grinding.
Gum disease can lead to receding gums and tooth loss, and your dentist may suggest a deep cleaning to remove any infection.
“Often, patients don’t realize that brushing too hard or flossing too aggressively can both cause receding gum tissue. These habits aggravate the gums and can cause inflammation and eventually, recession.”