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My dentist said that we should be brushing for 2 minutes each time we brush. I think I was doing like 30 seconds, so I bought everyone in the house (2 teens, 2 adults) a timer - and what a shock after two weeks of brushing for 2 minutes each time we all have much brighter/whiter teeth!
who would have thought the experts know what they are doing ; )
Thu. Feb 7, 11:29am
The first time I used my electric toothbrush with the 2 minute timer - I felt like I was brushing for an eternity! But I could feel what a difference it made!
I still hate getting the flossing demonstrations at the dentist! I'm 40 years old, I know how to floss - I just don't do it every day!! :)
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 11:37 AM
two minutes does at first feel like a life time, we use a timer too and after a while you get use to it. It does make a huge difference.
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 11:38 AM
I brush my teeth once or twice per week with baking soda (in addition to normal brushing). My teeth are many shades whiter than they were before baking soda! I also use baking soda toothpaste and floss 3x per week. My teeth are gleaming.
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 1:27 PM
when i bought my sonicare, i thought the same thing. the 2 minute quad pacer took forever! but now, i've increased the time on my timer for another 30 seconds just to make sure! 30 seconds for each section- top front, top back, bottom front and bottom back, and an extra 30 seconds to go back over it all!
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 1:49 PM
Yep - I <3 my sonicare. Best money I've spent in a long time. It has paid for itself 5x over with fast cleanings and I've not had a single cavity since I got it. Flossing has been harder. I now floss every day and sometimes twice. My gums are getting as healthy as my tooth enamel.
I didn't realize how old teeth could make you look til mine were gleaming white again.
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 2:08 PM
Yep...sonicare makes a tremendous difference. I feel the diofference in my own mouth and as a dental professional I've seen huge clinical benefits in patients who use one (2 minutes and following the instructions that come with the sonicare).
Thursday, February 07, 2008, 5:17 PM
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