When the margin of the gum tissues that surround the teeth starts to wear away, the condition is called receding gums. This condition causes the exposure of the roots and result in gaps between the teeth. These gaps make the teeth more susceptible to bacteria build-up, which can cause severe cavities that can result in tooth loss. The causes of receding gums include bacterial infections in the gums, genetic susceptibility to gum diseases, aggressive teeth cleaning and brushing, hormonal changes, tobacco intake and bad dental care. Methods of treatment are deep cleaning accompanied with antibiotics to remove bacteria, pocket depth reduction and regeneration.