How long do you brush your teeth, one minute? Maybe two minutes? Perhaps 30 seconds? If you don’t brush your teeth for the right amount of time, you could be causing your teeth, and the rest of your mouth, a bit of harm.
Each mouth is slightly different, but the general consensus is that you need to brush between two and three minutes each time you brush. That gives your mouth enough time to get clean, without leaving your mouth in a position to become hurt.
What Happens If You Don’t Brush Long Enough
The point of brushing is to knock loose debris, food particles, and the buildup of plaque in your mouth before it hardens. If you don’t brush enough, these items get left behind and become like a hard rock on your tooth. This then needs to be scraped off by a dentist with tools, or else all of that bacteria sits there, eating away at the enamel of your tooth. Ideally, you can get all of this gunk off of your teeth by brushing your teeth properly. After all, you don’t want to leave something sitting on your teeth for the majority of the six months between dental visits, right?
Brushing your teeth is crucial for getting your mouth clean, and keeping up with your overall health. After all, your oral health directly impacts your level of physical health. Make sure you brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes each session, and brush twice per day.
That way, you can get the buildup off of your teeth before it can cause problems, and you keep to keep the healthy, bright smile that everyone knows and loves about you. Contact our office if you are nearing that six month mark for your next checkup!