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What Is the Right Length of Time to Brush For?

Posted on 8/23/2021 by office
What Is the Right Length of Time to Brush For?To get the best out of your daily tooth brushing session, you need to have the right toothbrush and toothpaste, use the correct technique, and understand how long you should brush your teeth. Brushing your teeth thoroughly and correctly is vital to your oral and overall health. Here is what our professionals recommend.

How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth

Though it is ideal to brush your teeth after every meal, this is not always possible because of busy work or school schedule. The general rule is to brush your teeth and floss at least twice daily, in the morning and before you go to bed. Sticking to this schedule will help remove residue, stains, and plaque that can affect your oral health. Consider rinsing your mouth after a meal, especially after consuming acidic foods, sugary foods such as sweets and chocolates, or aggressive stainers like coffee, tea, and wine to keep your mouth clean during the day.

How Long You Should Brush Your Teeth

Our professionals recommend that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes during each session. This allows you to access all the areas of your mouth, such as the tongue, teeth, gums, and cheeks, and get rid of plaque, food particles, and bacteria, as much as possible. Brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue fast and hard is not ideal. Instead, use soft and even pressure to clean your teeth for two minutes. This time might seem long, especially to children. To ensure that they brush their teeth well, you can set a timer or play their favorite song to encourage them. Remember, you need to spend time cleaning your mouth each day for you to have a clean mouth and fresh breath to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Contact us for more information on how to maintain good oral hygiene.

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