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Gum Grafting Surgery Review

Gum GraftingA receding gum line is sign that you have gum disease. Gingivitis is gum disease caused by bacteria that infect the gums (gingiva). Bacteria feed on plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth. The bacteria make acids which destroy enamel, causing tooth decay and inflammation of the gums. You can reverse gum disease in the early stages with the help of your dentist. At this stage you can expect < gum recession grow back. If gingivitis is untreated in may progress into a more serious condition called periodontitis, which requires more aggressive measures.

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Top 10 Receding Gum Line Causes

Receding Gum Line
A receding gum line< is a sure sign of gum disease. Gum recession occurs when the gums become infected with bacteria. Every day plaque builds up on your teeth. Plaque feeds the bacteria that infect the gums. Plaque that is not removed twice a day by brushing and flossing turns into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar also feeds bacteria. Tartar must be removed by a dental professional.