Floss daily. When you don’t, bacteria collects under gums and between teeth, where brushes can’t reach. The buildup can lead to periodontitis, an infection linked to heart disease, says Sally Cram, D.D.S., a periodontist in Washington, D.C. Too tired at day’s end? Stash some in the shower and floss after your morning lather and rinse.

Floss daily.

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