Havasu Dentist: How long do you brush your teeth?

Have you ever wondered why it is recommended to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes?

Brushing loosens and removes bacteria that sticks to your teeth. It is important to brush at least twice a day to prevent tooth decay and oral infection.

What’s more important than brushing your teeth is how long you brush them. Research has shown that people who brushed their teeth for at least 2 minutes removed 41% more bacteria from their teeth compared to those who brushed for less time! This research can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22672101.

At least 2 minutes, twice a day, is optimal time to clean your teeth effectively by brushing. Read more about bad brushing habits and how to fix them on our blog: https://www.serenityhavasu.com/blog/.