According to Colgate.com, it takes approximately 2 minutes to properly brush your teeth! Statistics show that most adults do not even come close to brushing their teeth for that long.
“To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:”
Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Now that you know the tips, use them! You can decrease your chances of having gum disease, teeth plaque, and bad breath and increase your chances of finding a mate or receiving a kiss. ;) But, whoa! Hold it, tiger. Be aware that brushing your teeth too roughly will not get your teeth any cleaner! Rough brushing can increase the risk of teeth decay because it damages your teeth and gums! So, brush your teeth with those short and gentle strokes (Don’t forget your tongue!) to help save the world from bad breath! Go brush ‘em!