Receding Gums : Causes

Here are some of the causes of receding gums:


(1) Age : Gradual changes of the gingiva due to minor trauma and infection over the years can lead to downward displacement of the gingiva.

(2) Faulty brushing techniques may also result in receding gums.

(3) Abnormally tilted tooth.

(4) Strong band of muscles in the mouth may be attached to the gingiva, the constant contraction of which may result in receding gums. e.g. A small strip of muscle band is present between & above the two upper central anterior teeth. If this strip of muscle is too thick it can cause an upward displacement of the gingiva resulting in exposure of the roots of the teeth.

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