National Brush Day (also known as the day after Halloween) highlights the importance of making sure kids brush for two minutes, twice a day every day of the year.

It’s recommended to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fit your mouth and allow you to reach all areas easily.

Also, remember to use these proper brushing techniques:

  • Place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush in short circular (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • Tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes to clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria.