Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Gum recession results from periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease when loss of supporting bone results in bacterial infection. The gum tissue pulls away from the teeth and may expose the roots below. This often leads to increased sensitivity to the tooth and damage of the newly exposed roots. Gum recession can also be caused by brushing the gum tissue too hard.