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Fear of receding gums consuming 100% of my thoughts (pictures)

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gadsie

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It has obviously receded at some parts. My secret hope is that this was caused years ago during a time where my dental hygiene was not very good but it has stopped completely because I now take excellent care of my teeth. It used to bleed sometimes when flossing, it doesn't now. My worst fear is that it is caused by night teeth grinding (I don't know if I do this), because it will be completely out of my control. My dentist never really mentions my gums, I will ask next time. Is it possible to tell if it's still actively receding at this point?

 

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Sorry but I can't see anything wrong with your gums, what do you think the problem is?
 
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gadsie

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Sorry but I can't see anything wrong with your gums, what do you think the problem is?
Thank you for your reply. I think my gums are pretty healthy right now (not inflamed) but you can see that some teeth have less coverage than others. That is especially visible on the upper canines (big difference)
 
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My dentist told me it was normal to have some recession on the canines, here is a also post where Gordon explains details about that if it helps.
 
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