How long do you brush your teeth?

China
March 27, 2009 10:28pm CST
How long time do you think is enough to brush teeth?One day,I found my brother brush his teeth for a long time,he told me its good to brush for 3 mins.Later I know that he brushes so long cuz he doesnt want his breathing smell because of smoking.I aslo see people brush hastily,they may finish in 10seconds or so.Thats too quick.I uaually finish brushing in less than 2 mins.lol What about you? Have you ever noticed that?
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
I think I brush me teeth quite thorough & can be quite hard also - I guess my toothbrush also shows as it normally wears out very fast, hahaaha!~Mine normally wear out 2 to 3 times faster than my wife's toothbrush & mind you, I'm using medium & she's only using soft, haha!~
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
Oh ya, and my wife says that I have metal teeth, hahahahaha!~
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
Like Jaws in 007 !!! LOL !!!
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
No way!~ His teeth look so darn ugly, haha!~
@thina12 (94)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
it depends upon the situation...if you are in a hurry,brush your teeth in a minute,but if you think that there is enough time to brush,try to brush it while singing the happy birthday song.the full song.and you will also enjoy brushing your teeth...
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
that's how i brush my teeth.at the above...try it and you will enjoy...
28 Mar 09
3 times a day, 5 min each session.Brushin makes me feel good ya know and about the bad breadth thing --i do keep chlormints and peppermints at handy.
• United States
28 Mar 09
I think that 5 min. each session is a little excessive. I know it makes your teeth feel good but you might be brushing away tooth enamel that we all need.
• China
28 Mar 09
I know that it's useless if you spend little time brushing your tooth,so usually I take four or five minutes to clean my tooth.
• Indonesia
28 Mar 09
5 minutes...maybe...
• China
29 Mar 09
The medical books in china said that the time you brush your teeth should be longer than 3 minutes. On our teeth there are many bacteria. which is also called plaque. If we finish in only 10 seconds, the time is not long enough to clear the bacteria. However, I can not achieve the goal to brush for 3 minutes.
• Brazil
29 Mar 09
Funny question. I am some kind of dental freak by nature. I brush my teeth 5-6 times a day. Sometimes after a brush them I go back there and start again but i couldn't give you the exact time i spend each time I brush my teeth. I'd say around 3-4 mins. But i don't trust much toothpastes after i read some stuff about fluoride. Did you know that fluoride is the main ingredient used in rat poison?! Fluoride also causes bone cancer and other crazy stuff to your body. It's sick. I wish I could find natural toothpaste to buy but i live in the middle of nowhere so...
@snowy22315 (54337)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I brush my teeth for anywhere from about one minute to two minutes. I should probably brush them longer but it kind of seems like a waste of time to me. I think I dshould be able to brush them and to brush them longer but I dont know when I will.
• India
28 Mar 09
ha ha....funny question.......may be i never though about it....not the exact time....but i must say, i finish it quite fast.........(most of the time, i am half-asleep) have a nice day.
• Italy
28 Mar 09
So...3 minutes.....
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I brush my teeth 3 times a day and I brush for about two minutes. I sing a song in my head that my denist used to sing to us kids when we visited him. To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your boat. Brush, brush, brush your teeth, At least two times a day. Brushing, brushing, brushing, brushing, Fights the tooth decay. I sing this in my head two times and then I know that I have brushed for approx. the proper time. I have started teaching that to my kids as well.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I usually brush for 2 to 3 minutes, sometimes a little loinger. That's just the routine that I have gotten into. I also brush my tongue and the roof of my mouth. The thing I slack off the most on is flossing. So if there were some thing I would need to spend more time on, it would be that.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I guess I brush them about 3 to 5 minutes, guve or take.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
28 Mar 09
Friend i think brushing teeth is waste of time.I just brush only for 5-10 minutes.I get bored when i brush my teeth.
@blion23 (404)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I brush for about 2-3 minutes each time that I brush. I do not smoke but I feel that the longer I brush, the healthier that my teeth will be. I only have one cavity that I got when I was 5 because I use to hate brushing my teeth. I think that it is ideal to brush your teeth for about 3 minutes because it helps to take care of bad breath as well as tarter. Yeah I have noticed that many people brush their teeth in under 10 seconds. It ruins their gums though and it doesn't do as good of a job of getting off the tarter and plaque that has accumulated on their teeth. Good luck and happy mylotting and I hope that you continue to take care of you teeth.
@katebell (80)
28 Mar 09
i usally brush for about 3 mins and floss ofer i think people forget that even after brushing you never get eveything out you teeth so i think people should remeber to floss lol
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
28 Mar 09
I think I mostly brush around 3-5 minutes. Last few days it has been longer than normal days because India-New-Zealand Test Match is going on it starts early in the morning according to our time-zone and sometimes if my dad is watching match then I just forget about brushing teeth and watch match with brush in my mouth.
@Gladys22 (416)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
for me if i have lot time i give 5 minutes..but if am out of time 2 minutes. hehehheheheh
@prowaynie (139)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
i usually brush twice times per day which is in morning after wake up and night before sleep, i will take time about two minutes plus and minus to brush teeth and will use mouth wash product after brush teeth.
@yoglok (11)
• India
28 Mar 09
Oh yes. It is important to brush teeth carefully. I spend about a minute and a half but clean up thoroughly. Sometimes i brush twice in a day. It feels fresh after brushing. For bad breath though, i would go for a mouthwash. it is really effective. It is important to notice the sensations while brushing because usually we get up and tend to brush while half asleep. One day i put shaving cream instead of toothpaste on the brush. Luckily i noticed it before i put it in my mouth.
@cowwee (11)
• China
28 Mar 09
I think 2 mins is enough .3 mins maybe better .I just brush my teeth from 1 to 2 mins .If I wake up too late ,I will brush my teeth less than 1mins .It's vary hastily .