Make Time for Your Teeth [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 14, 2014

We all make time for the things we want to do like having a Netflix marathon, stalking friends on Facebook, or playing Candy Crush.

Unfortunately, we also say we’re “too busy” or “don’t have enough time” to do the things we don’t enjoy like washing dishes, doing laundry, brushing our teeth for two minutes or flossing.

Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day can seem like an eternity, but it’s essential to your smile’s health. When you break it down, you’re only brushing each surface of each section of your mouth for about 10 seconds. That’s not a lot.

Flossing is likely the last thing anyone wants to make time for, but it’s just as important as brushing. Flossing takes about 1 minute, once a day. It removes food particles trapped between your teeth and helps prevent tartar and plaque buildup.

Lifelong, healthy smiles require regular brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

So, the next time you’re in a hurry and don’t think you have “time” for your oral health, remember it only takes a few minutes of your day.