Do you time how long you brush your teeth?

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  1. Debby Bruck profile image69
    Debby Bruckposted 8 years ago

    Do you time how long you brush your teeth?

    Do you use the automated timer on an electronic toothbrush? Do you count up to a certain number in your head? Do you sing a song or some other method? What are the benefits of brushing this amount of time? How many times a day do you brush?

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  2. Kim Grbac Diaz profile image77
    Kim Grbac Diazposted 8 years ago

    Auto timed...it's easy with the auto-brush in the morning, at night, I use the microwave timer. I'm a teeth, skin, and hair freak so I take care of the "pearls". I always brush 2 x a day...sometimes more depending on the situation. Usually those brushes are shorter...smile

    1. Debby Bruck profile image69
      Debby Bruckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Unusual way to time brushing using the microwave setting. Thanks for contributing to this Q&A.

  3. lburmaster profile image79
    lburmasterposted 8 years ago

    No. I brush twice a day and just assume I've gotten everything. Honestly, I just floss, brush, and gargle so my teeth don't hurt each day. Even then, I monitor sugar intake.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image69
      Debby Bruckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Leah - It's a good idea to add the floss and gargle wash. Why would your teeth hurt you?

    2. lburmaster profile image79
      lburmasterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My teeth often hurt. They are closer together than usual which makes them prone to cavities and have little enamel. It used to be if I smiled the air would hurt my teeth. Luckily, they are much better now.

  4. teaches12345 profile image88
    teaches12345posted 8 years ago

    I guess that would be a good way to make sure your teeth are really clean.  I try to estimate a good couple of mininutes, but I floss and gargle also.

 
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