Floss first, brush later. Flossing loosens food particles that may have gotten caught between the teeth. Once they’re broken up, brushing, and rinsing will be more effective.

Take care of your toothbrush. Aurora dentistry recommends an electric one, but if you prefer to use a traditional toothbrush, be sure to replace it every few months, and always after a bout with the flu, or other illness – toothbrushes are great hiding places for germs.

When it comes to diet, Aurora dentistry prescribes plenty of vitamin D.