Brushing your teeth is a hygienic act that should be carried outon a daily basis. Dentists recommend a minimum of two brushings per day (for 2 to 3 minutes each time). The mechanical action of brushing, made more effective by the use of toothpaste, eliminates the impurities, the bacteria and dental plaque that act as sources of infection. Brushing helps prevent cavities and problems with the gums. It is important to teach the proper procedures to children as these are the procedures that they will carry into adulthood. Everyone should adopt the proper procedures so that they become natural and easy to carry out.