Gum recession is a result of gum disease, with the gums pulling away from the teeth. Your dentist can advise on how to prevent gum disease and treat early signs of gum recession.

Key takeaways:
-  Gum recession is reversible when the signs of gum disease are caught and treated early.
-  Using an electric toothbrush and flossing daily can help prevent gum recession returning after treatment for gum disease.
-  Left untreated, severe gum recession may require a graft to restore the affected gum tissue.

"Any gum recession that occurs is likely to lead to more gum recession as a result of exposed tooth roots and irritation. This is why catching gum disease early is so important, as it can increase your chances for successful gum recession reversal."

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