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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 find out they 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
  • For 38.5 days in their lifetime

The average person should brush:


  • Six minutes a day
  • 42 minutes a week
  • 36.4 hours a year
  • For 122 days in their lifetime