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Reasons to Make Sure You Brush for the Full Two Minutes

Posted on 6/20/2019 by Doctor Schwei
Reasons to Make Sure You Brush for the Full Two MinutesTwo minutes sounds like a really short time. In fact, when you are brushing your teeth, it seems like you could have watched an entire episode of your favorite show in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.

While some people believe that two minutes isn't long enough to get your teeth squeaky clean, other people think two minutes might as well be to the end of time.

Whether you want to come out and admit you don't brush enough, or you brush too long, research says you only need to brush two minutes each time you brush. Maybe you're still not sure you have to brush the whole two minutes. If you're one of those people who aren't sure you should have to brush for the whole two minutes, have a look below at some of the reasons brushing for two minutes is important.

Reasons You Should Brush for Two Minutes

The first reason you should brush your teeth for two minutes is because years of dental research say you should. Two minutes is enough time to make sure that all of your teeth get a thorough cleaning, front and back. If you brush for longer than two minutes, you may brush away some of your tooth enamel as well as your plaque.

In addition, tooth brushing for two minutes means your gums also get stimulated. Stimulating your gums means you add to the blood flow in your gums, which makes your gums healthier overall.

Researchers also say that brushing for two minutes ensures that you are able to brush away as much plaque and food particles that lead to tooth decay as possible.

If you have questions about whether or not your teeth are getting enough brushing, or you need tips on how to make sure you are brushing for the full two minutes, give us a call. We love to help people make sure their teeth and gums are the best they can be.
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