8 Ways You’ve Been Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong

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By Timberlake Dental curated from rd.com

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“As far as difficult tasks go, brushing your teeth doesn’t seem like one of them. After all, you’ve been doing it since you were little (we hope). And yet, it’s easier than you think to make tooth brushing mistakes, putting your oral hygiene—and your smile—at risk.”

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As stated in the article, ” The American Dental Association recommends brushing for two minutes, but many people fall woefully short—and don’t even realize it. “Different studies have timed people brushing their teeth and asked them how long they thought they did it for,” says Ed Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative dentistry and associate dean for outreach and diversity at UCLA School of Dentistry. “Some people thought they’d brushed for a couple of minutes, but it can be less than half a minute. Our perception of how long we’re brushing is not very accurate.” To take out the guesswork, use an electric toothbrush that beeps when you’ve reached two minutes, or use a timer on your phone or an egg timer. Here are 10 secrets for keeping your teeth white and healthy.”