Now I am not going to lie and pretend like I always brush my teeth for 2minutes twice a day everyday, there are some mornings I am in a rush… and I know I could have (should have) spent longer. Sometimes we all find time just slips away and before we know it we are running late for work, a meeting, dropping the kids to school, walking the dog etc etc… Whatever it is we all have that something that is just more important than brushing those teeth…
I found this video online recently and it kind of just amplifies the fact we all need to brush for 2minutes twice a day.
This is why we all need to up our game and allocate those important 2minutes to brushing those teeth, So if we do not clean our teeth efficiently plaque residue can be left behind, plaque is the thin film of bacteria (it makes your teeth feel a little furry). Plaque constantly forms on our teeth just from the normal act of eating/drinking, this is one of the reasons we advise not to snack between meals…but that’s a whole other topic. Anyway if plaque is not cleaned away, it hardens and becomes calculus/tartar. This is when your dentist has to step in and scale away those hard bits, usually stuck behind your lower teeth. If you do not have a dentist or you have really been neglecting your teeth, the tartar will really build up, it can quickly progress to under your gum margin & this is when gingivitis starts to take hold.
Did you know people who only brush once daily are a third more likely to develop tooth decay?!
Here are a couple of brushing tips which I think can be very helpful!
Top brushing tips
1. Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day using fluoride toothpaste
2. Use a small toothbrush
3. Use small circular movements to clean your teeth
4. Change your toothbrush regularly, every three months or as soon as the bristles become splayed
5. Clean between your teeth using floss or interdental brushes
6. Try to restrict sugary drinks and foods to mealtimes as it’s the frequency, not the amount, of sugar which affects your teeth
7. Visit your dentist regularly
So I hope this small segment on brushing for 2 minutes has helped! I’ve already upped my game and purchased an electric toothbrush with a timer!
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