Brush your teeth using a toothbrush with a small head containing soft bristles.
Brushing twice a day is recommended: morning after breakfast and evening before bed is most effective to allow the fluoride in the toothpaste to work, especially during the night.
Parents should help in brushing the teeth of young children and also supervise the brushing of children in the early school years.
Floss once a day to remove plaque from between the teeth. By brushing and flossing every day you will reduce the risk of gingivitis (gum bleeding).