Why Are My Gums Receding?

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Q: Why are my gums receding?

A: Gums recede for a number of reasons including clenching/grinding, tooth position, aggressive brushing and the most common reason being gum disease. It is imperative to have your gums and teeth checked regularly. A night guard, braces, soft bristled toothbrush, a deep cleaning and/or a gingival graft may be treatment considerations to reverse and or slow the progression of your receding gums.