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What causes receding gums?

There are various factors that can lead to receding gums, including:

Your genes

According to a number of studies, 30% of people may develop gum disease despite the fact that they maintain a good oral hygiene.

Periodontal diseases

Periodontal disease is characterized by bacterial gum infection that destroys supporting bone and gum tissue that hold the teeth in place. Periodontal disease is the major cause of receding gums.

Brushing you teeth hard

Aggressive tooth brushing can lead to teeth enamel erosion as well as receding gums.

Hormonal fluctuations

Changes in the levels of female hormones during pregnancy, menopause and puberty can cause gums sensitivity, making gums more vulnerable to recession.

Insufficient oral care

Poor oral hygiene can cause serious oral conditions and even tooth decay. If your teeth aren’t brushed and flossed daily, tartar will form on your teeth, which can only be removed by an experienced dental professional at Brighton Implant Clinic. The tartar on your teeth can also lead to gum recession.

Clenching and grinding your teeth

Grinding or clenching your teeth can result in gums recession.

Misaligned bite or crooked teeth

Crooked teeth can put a lot of force on the bone and gums, causing gum recession.

 

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