Are You Sure You’re Brushing For Two Minutes?

Do you know how long it takes you to brush your teeth every day? Hold on a second and let us rephrase that: Do you know for certain exactly how long the brushing portion of your dental hygiene routine takes? If you’re not keeping your eye on a clock, timer, etc., then chances are good you may think you’re getting through the suggested two minutes but that you are either running short (or accidentally brushing for far too long). We can assist you in making sure your efforts really are right on target.


Use Any Type Of Timer!

If you use any type of timer at all, whether it’s a song that lasts two minutes, a timer on your phone, or any other device, you will know without a doubt that you’re brushing for the specified amount of time required of effective dental hygiene.

Feel Free To Ask Us Why Two Minutes Is Essential

Perhaps you feel that you can get your smile brushed effectively within one minute. We understand that you might want to know more about why we insist two minutes is the magic number for dental hygiene! Feel free to ask during your next visit. (Hint: In short, two minutes is the time it takes to gently yet thoroughly give attention to every single tooth surface without rushing or pressing too hard).

You Will Get Used To It

We encourage you to focus on the following: If you haven’t been brushing for a full two minutes for your dental hygiene, you will quickly adapt. You will likely also develop a better sense of time and what your full brushing routine takes. Soon, it will come naturally!

Keep Your Hygiene On Target With Our Help

Make sure your dental hygiene is all that it should be by checking in with us for advice or suggestions when you need them. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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