I don't know about you, but I am a little nervous Nelly when it comes to my teeth and gums. I am afraid of having tooth troubles, maybe because I have had a bad history with my teeth. I had to wear braces and headgear for years in my teen years, had a horrible wisdom teeth extraction experience, and have had issues with the dentist ever since.
I honestly feel like if my teeth are going to go to pot sometime, I would just rather have them all yanked out then go through more surgeries and dentistry work. Now, maybe I haven't thought that through completely, but that is my gut reaction.
The thing is - lately I haven't had anything to worry about in the teeth department. I haven't had cavities or any other troubles in years and years. I think a healthy diet, exercise, good sleep, and great habits of flossing and brushing can go a long way in preventing teeth issues.
Do you floss daily? Do you brush daily or more? Try to keep sugar consumption really low? Those are great places to start. You also want to make sure you pay attention to what kind of toothbrush you use. When I was younger and more naive, I accidentally bought a hard bristle brush, and it really hurt my gums. Finding a proper soft bristle brush can be a great receding gums treatment. Also, it is so important to floss daily. I like to use those little flossers on the stick. It makes it so much easier and cleaner.
Proper dental hygiene and great healthy eating habits are key in preventing teeth issues, and I am all about prevention!