Some recommended toothpastes for receding gums are Colgate Sensitive and Sensodyne, notes their websites. Proper hygiene habits, including flossing and brushing twice a day, are essential for the prevention of receding gums, states The New York Times.
Gum recession is when the gum line shortens and exposes the teeth's roots, says the Colgate website. Gum recession can cause sensitivity to certain foods as well as decay and loss of teeth. Proper hygiene habits and regular dentist visits can help to prevent gum recession, states The New York Times. Individuals should first brush their teeth with a dry toothbrush before brushing with toothpaste to remove more plaque, and should follow up with a mouthwash.