Invest in the Right Toothbrush
It's easy to get overwhelmed with the variety of toothbrushes in the oral care aisle, but Cram suggests sticking to a soft toothbrush with lots of bristles. "A small or compact head helps to reach better around the back teeth. The idea is to get those bristles down under the gumline and sweep out the plaque." Try the Colgate Wave Gum Comfort Ultra Soft Compact Head toothbrush ($4; kleenteeth.com).