Receding gums can leave tooth roots exposed, sensitive and painful. Teeth may also become loose.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease, which starts with sore, bleeding gums, is the most common cause of receding gums.

– Smoking and teeth-grinding are damaging habits.

– Brush twice a day but never aggressively and always use a soft-bristled brush.

A regular check-up allows your dentist to monitor the health of your teeth and gums.

“Brushing and flossing your teeth every day as well as visiting your dentist can help regularly remove plaque and prevent your gums from receding…”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.