Are You Brushing Long Enough? How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth and Other Oral Care Concerns
A group of dental hygiene students in Miami were puzzled over something on their first day of class: How many minutes it takes to brush your teeth correctly. “I think it’s one minute, that seems like enough time,” the first student said. The second student shook her head: “I remember that it has something to do with that ‘Happy Birthday’ song. I think you sing it, like, two times? No wait, three times maybe?” The third student chimed in: “I remember my orthodontist telling me about this – you should brush your teeth for two minutes.”
The third student had it right – if you want to make sure that you’re ...