Struggling to Brush for 2 Minutes? These Tips Will Help

Experts recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day and for two minutes each time. That may not seem like a lot of time, but if you’re busy it can seem like an eternity. People forget, they lose track, they get bored—as a result, most Americans struggle to brush anywhere near as much as they should.

Fortunately, there are a few simple tips that will help you to brush for those full two minutes, greatly improving your oral health as a result. 

Get an Electric Toothbrush

If you don’t have one already, buy an electric toothbrush. Not only can they clean more effectively, but they are also easier to use. 

No one enjoys staring at themselves in the mirror for two minutes as their mouth froths and their arm grows tired, but if you have an electric brush doing most of the work and getting into all nooks and crannies, it will be a lot more manageable.

Get a Toothbrush with a Sensor

If you find yourself clock watching, rolling your eyes as the seconds tick by and wishing your two minutes were up, or if you play the guessing game and always find yourself brushing for less time than you need, consider buying an electric toothbrush with a timer.

These timers will make a noise every 30 seconds or 1 minute, telling you when it’s time to move onto the next quadrant or half. Not only does it keep track and ensure you brush for at least 2 minutes, but it also means you will devote the same quality time to all of your teeth.

Create a Playlist

Video and music playlists are a great way to keep you entertained while you’re doing menial tasks, whether you’re listening to upbeat pop-punk while doing the ironing or watching comedy shorts while cooking dinner. You can also create a playlist for brushing your teeth and when you do, you’ll realize just how quickly those two minutes fly by.

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Most songs are 4 minutes long, which means you’ll only be halfway into the second chorus when it’s time to stop, spit, rinse, and dry. And thanks to Youtube, there is no shortage of short videos you can watch on your phone or your tablet while brushing.

Rather than browsing through your device to find the right video/song before brushing, create a playlist in advance, one that consists of short songs and very short videos. That way, when it’s time to brush, you just need to open the playlist and click onto the next track.

Limit Your Media Consumption

If the above method isn’t quite working for you but you’re a big fan of online videos, consider saving your favorite video series for when you’re brushing your teeth.

If there’s a particular Youtuber you like, starve yourself of their latest videos and watch only when you’re brushing. That’s at least 4 minutes of content a day and you’ll be so eager to consume it that you’ll start looking forward to brushing your teeth and will brush for longer.

Get Your Teeth Whitened

This may seem unrelated but getting your teeth whitened is like wiping the slate clean. If you have always had yellowed teeth and have never been very confident in your smile, you may struggle to motivate yourself to brush. Sure, it saves on a potential visit to the dentist, but it doesn’t make much of a difference aesthetically and is just more of the same.

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But if you whiten your teeth and completely revolutionize your smile, you’ll be desperate to do what you can to keep things that way. You will have more self-confidence and more desire to keep your teeth sparkling.

Get your Snow Teeth Whitening Kit today to whiten your teeth quickly, easily, and safely.