Proper brushing should take two entire minutes and it helps to have a routine. First of all, place a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on your brush. Begin on the cheek-side of the top right teeth. Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle pointing toward your gums. Gently jiggle the toothbrush in order to clean the tooth and your gums as well. Being careful not to apply too much pressure, move around the outside of your top teeth until you reach the top left side. Then brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth and move back around the right. Now brush on the inside of your top teeth until you reach the inside left. Repeat this process on your bottom teeth.