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As the gums recede over time, you may notice small pockets or gaps that form between the gum line and the teeth. These pockets make it easy for plaque to build up, leading to advanced periodontal disease that can affect your overall health. Not only can gum disease lead to the ultimate loss of bone support and teeth, it is also linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease.
Because gum recession is a gradual process, you may not even notice it until it is a problem. Typically, the tooth will become sensitive and may start to appear longer than is normal. You may also notice a notch near the gum line as the gums recede. Patients with receding gums in Tampa, FL are urged to be aware of the signs of gum disease, such as gum recession, and seek early treatment.
Causes of Gum Recession
As with most conditions, gum recession can be caused by a variety of factors.
Inadequate dental care
Periodontal (gum) disease
Aggressive tooth brushing
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