Dental care and oral health information you need
from the Academy of General Dentistry


Monday, September 15, 2014
Know Your Teeth Academy of General Dentistry Know Your Teeth

InfoBites

Quick Reference

Seniors' Oral Health

Nursing Home Oral Health Care


Thumbnail

Evidence shows that older Americans are at risk for greater oral health problems than other groups because of age and the inability to get to a dentistís office due to an existing medical condition or lack of transportation.



Learn what those dental words mean.

Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life.

RSS

Feeds

Get dental news feeds delivered directly to your desktop! more...

How Long Should I Brush?

Article Chapters
How Long Should I Brush?
 

How Long Should I Brush?

 

When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may think that is one area where you don't need help. But most people are only brushing one-third of the suggested time. Check this out::

 

The average person brushes:

 

Two minutes a day

14 minutes a week

12.1 hours a year

38.5 days in their lifetime

 

The average person should brush:

 

Six minutes a day

42 minutes a week

36.4 hours a year

122 days in their lifetime

 

Updated: February 2007

games