If you're still in your teens or twenties, maybe even your thirties, brushing your teeth, might not seem all that important to you. Maybe you're doing it because your parents said you have to do it. Naturally, since it can be a time-consuming habit, you only do it as often and for as long as is necessary to get by.
Take it from someone who's had some serious dental problems, this is one health-related activity you want to take seriously. Not only will it help you maintain good oral hygiene and fight bad breath, but it will also help you prevent periodontal disease, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. For this reason the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you spend a full three minutes on your oral hygiene.
And don't forget... You'll want to do this twice a day.
Here's the correct method to use:
Click here for a short video demonstration of proper technique for cleaning your teeth.
If you do this, you'll reduce the presence of odor-generating bacteria, eliminate trapped food particles, which can cause tooth decay, and minimize the amount of plaque on visible surfaces as well as below the gum line, helping to prevent periodontitis and possibly preventing an untimely death.
I can guarantee you that if you use this method for brushing your teeth twice a day, you will realize numerous health benefits, some of which may reach far beyond your mouth.