Before you start brushing your pet's teeth it is important to get them used to having their mouth and teeth touched. Begin by lifting your pet's lips to expose the teeth - reinforce this by giving the lots of fuss and praise. Once your pet is used to having the outside of their mouth touched, start running your finger along their teeth. Next you introduce the toothpaste by squeezing a small amount onto your finger and letting your pet lick it off - Beaphar Toothpaste is liver flavoured so most cats and dogs love it. Once they are used to the taste of toothpaste, introduce the toothbrush. Wet the bristles first and then squeeze a little toothpaste onto it and letting your pet lick it off. When they are comfortable with this, you can begin brushing. Start by brushing a few teeth, then gradually increase the teeth brushing time until you can brush all your pet's teeth. Make sure your pet always has a bowl of fresh drinking water available after brushing, and clean the toothbrush after use. Brushing removes food particles and reduces bacteria, and should be carried out daily for maximum benefit. Replace toothbrush after three months or sooner if the brush looks worn.