When the gums are healthy, they’re fitted around the teeth. However, when periodontitis occurs the tissues of the gums start to pull back or recede exposing more of the tooth’s root. Other symptoms of gum disease to look out for are the following:
Bright red gums
Bleeding gums especially when brushing
Pus located between your teeth and gums
Misalignment of your bite
Brushing too hard
If you brush your teeth too hard or if you use a toothbrush with hard bristles then you may wear down your gums and cause them to recede gradually.
Poor dental hygiene
Oral hygiene is important in the upkeep of your mouth’s overall health. If you don’t brush your teeth and floss regularly, then you are giving plaque a chance to accumulate on the surface of your teeth and below your gum line. This can result in gum disease or periodontitis which can cause gum recession.
Hormonal changes in women occur for the following reasons:
The menstrual cycle