Yes, two minutes. Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. You might thinking, “Two minutes is a long time!” It might be for the impatient, but we promise it will save you a headache of natural tooth decay. Understanding the proper brushing technique is key and making sure you have the right tooth brush, floss and mouthwash.
Proper Brushing Technique
The American Dental Association suggests to start with your tooth brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and use short back and forth strokes. Finally hold the brush vertically and make several shorter strokes to scrub the back of your teeth.
Here’s where so many go wrong. How often and long should you be brushing your teeth? Again, the ADA recommends brushing for at least TWO minutes, twice daily. A great way to make sure you get the full two minutes in, hum your favorite song or set a timer on your phone.
Finally – don’t forget to floss and use mouthwash for an extra clean touch!
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