Periodontics & Oral Surgery of Manhattan Beach
Dr. Caden Lim, DMD, MPH

What Causes Recession

Primary Causes:

  • Aggressive, rough brushing of your teeth and gums
  • Thin gum tissue, which is a genetic predisposition


Other Contributing Factors:

  • A prominent tooth (when a tooth sticks out in front of the arch of teeth or in front of other teeth)
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Clenching or Grinding


What ever the cause, the result is loss of the gum tissue as well as the underlying bone. This is your jawbone that holds each tooth in place.


Lets Look at some before and after photos.

Before After