Gum recession is a common, often undiagnosed oral health problem. The simple fact is that most dentists do not view gum recession as a problem until it is too late. Why? Well why don’t you ask your dentist. But first let's educate ourselves about recession. Knowledge is power, so read on carefully!
Common causes for gum recession are gum disease (periodontal disease), aggressive brushing, muscle (frenum) pull, and trauma. Gum recession is exacerbated by naturally thin bone and gums around the teeth.