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For your best oral health, you need to brush for two full minutes twice a day. The average person only brushes for 45 seconds. If you make sure that you brush your entire mouth, you can easily fill those 120 seconds.

Our dentist focuses on wanting all of our patients to have healthy smiles. That’s why Dr. Lin Wong and our team in Covina, California, want to make sure everyone is brushing for the full recommended time.

At first, brushing for the recommended two minutes might seem too long. However, if you focus on making sure that each tooth is clean on the front, back and eating sides; massaging your gums; and cleaning your tongue to help reduce bad breath, you will find that you can fill the two minutes.

For some people, a timer helps when trying to brush for the full recommended time. Through using a timer, you are able to see just how much time you have left before you are finished. For others, listening to a song that is about two minutes long can also help. Make sure to keep brushing during those two minutes even if you are enjoying your favorite song.

By making sure you are brushing your teeth for the recommended length of two minutes, you can help your mouth be healthier. If you have any questions about brushing, or need to schedule your next professional cleaning, you can call Wong Dental at 626-709-3332. We look forward to hearing from you.