Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Are You Brushing for Two Minutes?

Brushing for two full minutes is about the amount of time you need to really get a good teeth cleaning. Many patients do not realize that they are really not hitting every spot. Timing yourself to two minutes helps greatly! Here at Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA, we want to give some tips to our patients on how to make sure you are brushing for two minutes.

Brushing your teeth may not be the most exciting moment of your day. However, brushing is vital to your oral and overall health. There are ways to make it fun while still keeping track of time.


Play your favorite tune while brushing your teeth. Most music players have a timer on it as the song plays. Use it to make sure you are brushing for two minutes. Every thirty seconds brush a different quadrant of your mouth.


Phones can do so much these days! One of the simplest ways to keep track of two minutes is to set your phone’s stopwatch or timer!


A more fun way of watching time is with an hourglass! In this case, it would be more like a minute-glass. Just remember to flip a minute glass over one more time!

Fancy Toothbrushes

Many electric and manual toothbrushes have timers now! They either play music for two minutes or they stop their vibration a few times when you hit two minutes. Easy!

Remember that routine visits to your dentist are part of a healthy oral care routine. To schedule your appointment with Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952. For more information about us, visit our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com

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