I went to the dentist today. I resolved to ask questions about anything I didn't understand, and thus learned many helpful things... like the number scale for pocket depth on your gums. (NOTE: Lower numbers are better. If they start saying things like, "THEY'RE BLEEDING!" that's probably a 5).
Here are some tips my hygenist gave me that I will pass along to you:
1) Floss at least once every 24 hours. This will help prevent increased pocket depth and the formation of bacteria and tartar.
3) More French Kissing. French kissing prevents plaque buildup and promotes healthy teeth.
(Alright, alright, I added that last part myself... but don't tell my wife because I have a note from the dentist saying we need to french kiss more.)