Your gums play a crucial role in the health of your teeth. Gums cover and protect the tooth roots and also serve to help anchor the teeth in place. In fact, gum disease is often the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Without healthy gum tissue, teeth are less likely to survive!

Receding gumlines happen when your gum tissue actually begins to pull back from the teeth and begins to expose tooth roots, which can be painful and cause tooth sensitivity. You might notice that your teeth look longer or see exposed tooth roots (a darker tissue at the root of the tooth). How do receding gumlines happen, and what can be done?

An article by Dr. Omar Sattout. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: WHAT ARE RECEDING GUMLINES AND HOW ARE THEY TREATED?