How Long Should You Brush?

Mountain Brook Cosmetic Dentistry

At Gastonia Dental Group, our dentist  recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing your teeth. Most men and women think they brush that long, but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

We also recommend, strongly, that you brush your teeth at least twice each day. After each meal is better, but twice a day should be your goal. One of those times should be right before going to bed. Whenever you brush, be sure to use a tootypaste with fluoride.

In addition, you should be flossing your teeth. Flossing once a day is the minimum; again, after every meal is best. Many people find it tricky to floss during the day, because they’re out and about and don’t have time. You might try using a floss pick, or an inter-dental cleaning (but not a toothpick).

On top of all this, remember to see us at Gastonia Dental Group twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next appointment today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:


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2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina


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