Many teens and adults are sincerely surprised when they head to the dentist, only to be told that they have more than average tartar and plaque—or yet another cavity. Even many of those who have gingivitis or gum disease are surprised, because they floss daily, and brush every morning and night. If brushing and flossing are supposed to be enough, then why aren’t you getting a clean bill of health? It might have something to do with how long you are really brushing your teeth.
The Average Adult Brushes Their Teeth For Only 40 Seconds
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests the 2×2 Rule—brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day. While an increasing number of adults adopt this rule, most brush for only 40 seconds, twice a day. This is not intentional, and if asked most adults would confirm that they are brushing for a full 2 minutes.
One of the reasons both dentists and everyday adults enjoy the Triple Bristle, is because our toothbrush comes with a built-in auto timer. However, with our advanced 3 brush head, you can effectively brush all 3 sides of your teeth at once—and achieve full brushing in just 40 seconds.
Brushing For Two Minutes, But Still Seeing No Improvement?
If you begin timing your a.m. and p.m. tooth brushing to ensure a full two minutes, but still aren’t seeing any positive results—it’s time to consider if you are brushing correctly.
The most common mistake that people make is brushing at a straight angle, opposed to the suggested 45-degreeangle. You must also vary your brushing techniques to ensure you engage with all surfaces, including your gum line. This is yet another reason why the Triple Bristles is a fan-favorite—because it does the brushing for you, and automatically adjusts to the perfect 45-degree angle. With our patented 3D brush head, you can effectively brush the top, back, and sides of your teeth—all at the same time!
Last but certainly not least, most people invest the majority of their time brushing their most visible teeth—and not enough time brushing the hard to reach back teeth. Or even if you do adequately brush all teeth, your standard toothbrush may not be able to easily maneuver your hard to reach back teeth—which is yet another roadblock to good oral hygiene that the Triple Bristle combats!