1. Floss at least once a day, every day. If your gums are bleeding then it is a clear sign you need to floss more frequently.
2. Try the 3 to 3 rule. Spending 3 minutes a day 3 times a day on oral hygiene can increase and maintain your oral health dramatically.
3. Receding gums are a sign of gum disease, but could also simply be the result of brushing too hard. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes, as they actually damage your teeth and gums. Instead, use a medium or soft-bristled toothbrush.