Receding gums can result in tooth sensitivity and loose teeth. The gums protect your teeth, and the causes of gum recession require investigation by a dentist.

Key takeaways:

  • Brushing teeth too hard can irritate gum tissue and be a cause of receding gums.
  • Gum disease can lead to pockets of infection between the roots of the teeth and the gums.
  • Teeth which are crowded or crooked are harder to clean, adding to the risk of gum disease and gum recession.

“It’s best to stick with a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush teeth gently to remove plaque, which can also help protect your gum health.”

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