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How can abnormal tooth position cause receding gums?

One of the main causes of gum recession is an irregular or abnormal tooth position. A tooth may protrude because it was crowded when permanent teeth began to push through the gums. As a result, inadequate jaw bone covers the tooth's root. The condition sometimes is noticeable by age 10 years.

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