Can you stop your gums from receding or is it inevitable? First, you can begin by arming yourself with the right kind of knowledge and precautionary measures to ensure that you’re maintaining a healthy set of gums. Prevention is better than cure after all.
The best way to prevent gum recession is to take care of your mouth. Brush and floss your teeth every day and see your hygienist, dentist or periodontist at least twice a year or as recommended. Always use a soft bristled toothbrush and ask your hygienist to show you the proper way to brush your teeth. If grinding and misaligned teeth are the cause of your gum recession, talk to the dentist about how to correct the problem.