Brushing is one of the most important ways to care for teeth. Proper, regular brushing removes plaque (the sticky substance that collects on teeth), which helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Teeth should be brushed at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Each tooth should be brushed individually.
The recommended amount of time to be spent brushing is two minutes—thirty seconds on each quadrant of the mouth.