A way to avoid having expensive dental visits is by having good at home dental habits. One of the first dental care habits we think of is brushing our teeth. Brushing our teeth once a day is good, but the American Dental Association says to brush twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. By brushing twice daily, it helps to prevents plaque from forming in the first place and disrupts any plaque that has already started to form. When brushing your teeth you want to make sure you get to all the areas of your mouth with your toothbrush, including teeth, gums, tongue, and the insides of your cheeks. In general, the process should take about 2 minutes.