Has Chewing Food Caused My Gums To Recede?

Q.
Hello Dr Bohara, I am hoping that you can advise me with something. Is it possible that the gum that surrounds the inner sufaces of the upper molars, at the roof of the mouth, could be gradually worn away or pushed away from the tooth, perhaps caused by years of chewing food?
I am now 40 years old and have very sensitive teeth in this region of my mouth due to the receded gum line and I was wondering what treatment options are available in order to fix or halt this?
The receded gum is on the left side of my face. This is the side that I tend to use most often when chewing food. I have never had any real dental problems until now so I’m not really sure how to go about getting help for this particular issue of mine.Thank you for your help.
A.
Hi, thank you for your questions. Firstly it is very important to see a hygienist regularly to avoid possible recession of the gums. If a patient is concerned with this then soft tissue grafting could be possible. I hope this helps. Regards. 
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