Basically, take the time brush and floss and do it right!
Regular home care helps fight the buildup of plaque in and around your teeth and gums, reduces bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease and other infections in the tissue around your teeth.

Plenty of dental health products are available in stores. These range from regular toothbrushes to electric toothbrushes, plastic toothpicks, waxed and unwaxed floss, water picks, and mouth rinses. If you are not sure what you should be using, ask your dentist which of these would work better for you.

Consequences of Poor Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene may lead to plaque accumulating around the base of your teeth and gum line, causing your gums to become red and swollen.  Plaque is a bacteria filled film that if not remove with daily brushing and flossing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

If you don't take care of your teeth, don't go to the dentist regularly, the buildup of plaque could potentially lead to the destruction of bone and other tissues supporting your teeth. Basically, you could lose your teeth.

On the other hand, proper home dental habits and regular dental checkups can prevent plaque from forming and, with proper treatment, even reverse early gum disease. 

A clean mouth is a plaque-free mouth and a healthy mouth. With good dental care habits at home, you can have a clean mouth and a beautiful smile!