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Gum recession


Taking care of your teeth


Gum recession
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You pride yourself on how well you take care of your teeth. You brush and floss every day, and you see your dentist for regular cleanings. You haven't had a cavity in years.

But at your last visit, your dentist said that the gum tissue around a couple of your teeth had receded. Sure enough, when the dental hygienist gave you a mirror, you could see what your dentist was talking about. The pink tissue above your eyeteeth (canine teeth) was noticeably higher than that above surrounding teeth.



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