Do you time how long you brush your teeth?

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  1. Debby Bruck profile image65
    Debby Bruckposted 11 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?

  2. Kim Grbac Diaz profile image68
    Kim Grbac Diazposted 11 years ago

    Auto'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

    1. Debby Bruck profile image65
      Debby Bruckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. lburmaster profile image71
    lburmasterposted 11 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 image65
      Debby Bruckposted 11 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 image71
      lburmasterposted 11 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 image77
    teaches12345posted 11 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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