To help fight cavities, bad breath, and the growth of disease-causing bacteria, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day—before breakfast and before bed—for at least 2 minutes per brushing.
Why 2 Minutes?
According to American Dental Association research statistics, brushing for two minutes achieves clinically significant plaque removal. Plus, the use of fluoride toothpaste enhances fluoride concentration levels in your mouth and allows time for the remineralization process to occur with efficacy.
If you don’t take two minutes, you may not remove as much tooth-damaging plaque, and the fluoride won’t have proper time to help protect your teeth.
Why brush before breakfast and before bed?
Brushing before breakfast helps prepare your teeth for the day. The fluoride strengthens your enamel, and the brushing removes plaque and bacteria that built up during the night.