Receding gums occur when the gums and the bone in the mouth have moved away from the tooth.
Receding gums may be caused by gum disease, imbalanced occlusion (the way the teeth fit together when you bite down), or trauma.
Accumulation of plaque at the gum line and poor oral hygiene can lead to receding gums. Bacteria on the plaque release toxic substances that can cause destruction of gum tissue.
When occlusion (the way teeth come together) is imbalanced, excessive forces placed on the teeth cause...
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