Gum recession is an uncomfortable condition in which the gum tissue actually begins to pull away from the teeth. You may notice that your teeth look longer, or notice discolored areas between your gumline and your teeth. Receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and can affect the appearance of your smile.

You can prevent gum recession, but first, you need to know what causes it in order to prevent it. Think about it—you can’t prevent your house from getting dirty if you don’t know where the dirt is coming from! Here’s how you can prevent gum recession.

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Can You Prevent Gum Recession?