Receding gums can happen because of periodontal disease and aggressive brushing among other things. You should not ignore this situation.
Receding gums are separating from your teeth. As a result, they don’t provide protection for your roots. This can expose parts of your teeth that are more sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks.
Increased Risk of Tooth Decay
That unprotected tooth is more vulnerable to the effects of plaque and tartar buildup. That can allow decay to eat into roots and cause a painful tooth infection to develop.
With less help from your gums to keep your teeth in place, those teeth can become looser and looser. In time, they can fall out or need to be removed.
Ready to do something about your receding gums?