Take the Keowee Smiles Toothbrush Challenge!
The American Dental Association recommends brushing 2 minutes 2 times a day for a healthy smile! Is your family brushing for 2 minutes each time you brush? Take the Keowee Smiles’ Challenge to see!
Over the next few days, clock the average time spent brushing for you and your family to see if you are meeting the 2-minute goal.
Comment below or message us to let us know how your family fared in the challenge!
A timer on your watch or smartphone is a great idea for adults to keep time. For kids, there are a number of apps and toothbrushes which will play their favorite songs while they brush. Let’s all brush 2 min 2x a day and remember to floss daily for a healthy smile!
Although there are a variety of opinions on the best methods for brushing your teeth, the ADA recommends the following best practices for dental hygiene:
Brush your teeth two times a day with a soft-bristled brush.
Replace your toothbrush every three or four months. If you wait longer, your worn toothbrush won’t do as good of a job cleaning your teeth.
Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that is ADA approved.
Brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
Move the toothbrush back and forth gently in short strokes.
Don’t just brush the outer surfaces. The inner surfaces and chewing surfaces of the teeth need attention, too.
Don’t forget your tongue. Brushing your tongue will help remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from your gumline and between the teeth.
Visit your dentist regularly (two times a year) for oral exams and professional cleaning.