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A total of 8 minutes. Two minutes for the upper front another for the upper back. Then repeat for the lower front and back.

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you actually brush your teeth for 8 minutes? DANG :)
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No I checked the timer on my electric tooth brush. It's only 30 seconds so for each surface it comes out to 2 minutes. Sorry
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lol, cool
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Thanks for calling me on it. I meant to go in and comment on my own answer, but I didn't do it.
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1 minutes and use dental floss

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30 minns
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3 mins then floss til all teeth are gone and i do both twice a day
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you should always brush your teeth daily.

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she means time as in how long for everytime she does
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yeah you should thanks for helping her thats kind for answering it
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Till that time where your teeth get clean

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Wow you are the funniest man alve, I'm dying over here.
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hehehehe..thanx dude.
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No one brushes for 8 minutes. 3 max

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You are probably right about that. I bet it is one minute per surface for a total of four minutes. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Hey... sometimes I'll walk around with a tooth brush in my mouth for half an hour.
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That's what my little brother does.
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Two minutes for brushing, and about 1 for flossing and mouth wash
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On Dr Oz the experts said two minutes total.

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Two minutes along with floss and rinse is fine. Make sure to brush all surfaces( sides) and replace toothbrush every couple months and after you have been sick.

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You should brush for 2 minutes.

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How do you not know this? Just brush till all the food and germs are off. Its like taking a shower you don't time your self in the shower you just get out when you are clean brushing/flossing is the same.

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I think an expert dentist can disagree on that one but alrighty then
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Can't argue with an expert jordyluv, hahaha
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i agree with ashyc1.
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1 or 2 min

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5 mins
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2 minutes

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you should brush your teeth for two minutes and you should do it in mornings, day ,night ,so you then can floss your teeth then rise it with total mouthwash like scope, Listerine and total wash

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2 minutes is enough

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5 mins
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10 minutes

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2 minutes

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2 minutes should be enough. Too long is not good for your teeth. But more than how long or how hard you brush, what is more important is how well you brush

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For 1 to 2 minutes.

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Floss first. Brush for two minutes, then rinse with water or mouthwash. 2 times a day. See your dentist 2 times a year. Pony 33

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Two minutes. Be sure you get your gums, the insides of your cheeks and don't forget behind your teeth.

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2 minutes is enough. but 3 would be great.

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3 minutes

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2 minutes each time you brush your teeth

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I believe that you should brush your teeth for about 3mins because 1 minute for top 1 minute for bottom and 1 minute for toungue ... thats what i do

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You should get your cheeks though. There are germs there too. If I helped, please follow me! I will follow you back. XD
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2min tops

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I brush for two minutes.

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2mins is OK

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3 minutes is newest recommend...

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i always sing the happy birthday song at least 2 times in my head.. im a teen and it still works for me!

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you should sing that you live in a zoo (birthay song)
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best. idea. ever!
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thankyou.
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approximately 2-3 minutes in circular motion so it cleans all edges/surface of the teeth. Also, do not forget to floss.

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off of adveture time, Jake the dog says that dental floss is for losers.
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I usually brush for 3 minutes, but most people say that you only have to brush for 2

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it's true.
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i say 2min and 30 sec 1 min for top one min for bottom and 30 sec for tounge

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I learned when I was younger to brush my teeth worth two songs of my ABC's, which is approximately two minutes anyway, so just brush for that long. You want to make sure you get the tooth brush all around your mouth, up and down on the front teeth, and make sure you get your bottom row. Also don't forget those molars back there! I hope this helps!! Don't get any cavities!

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I'd say about 2-3 minutes .Also strawberry's helps whiten your teeth :D

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no, not for me.
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I have never heard of that. I will try it!:)
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It does for me. :D
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it still makes my teeth yellow.
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You can't just do it for one day or so it takes a little more time.
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But i know it works for me.But keep looking :D
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i do it everyday and i didn't say that i only brush my teeth for one day so what are you talking about
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I'd say 3 minutes, or two minutes is the least amount. Make sure you brush your tounge too!

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did you know that your tongue is more dirtier than a garbage can?
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Yes, yes, yes! I cannot stress enough how important it is to brush your tongue! I know so many people that do not brush their tongue. I can just imagine the small little germs dancing on their tongues. It is disgusting to have germs on your tongue. Then, the germs will go on your food and further into your body. Then you can get sick or catch some kind of cold or disease. All because you didn't spend the extra time to brush your teeth. Now how stupid is that?
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you brush your teeth for 2 minutes and don't brush hard or you tooth will bleed.

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Your teeth can't bleed. But, your gums can and that is not good for you. If I helped you, please follow me! I will follow you back! XDXDXDXDXDXD.
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yeah i mean gums, duh!
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You brush your teeth for approximately 2 minutes.

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2 minutes.

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35 sec

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That is definitely not enough! you should do it at least 2 minutes. If I helped, please follow me! I will follow you back. XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD!!!!!
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as long as you can :D

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You should do it no more than 3 minutes. If you do it more than 3 minutes, you can greatly damage you gums. If I helped please follow me! I will follow you back. XD
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two minutes thoroughly

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As long as your favorite song (Approximate 2 minutes)

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Sing the happy birthday song while you brush your teeth

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you can sing ''you live in a zoo'' (birthday song).
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just count your abc's

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sing the ABCs :)

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sing ABCs (gummy bears).
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That does not really work. Some people sing it really fast, while others sing it really slow. You should brush for two to three minutes. You could just count to 120 or 180 for three minutes.
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2 minutes

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2 minutes

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2 minutes

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2 minutes

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2 mins

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for 2 minutes max

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Brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes. Then you should floss. Brush your teeth mornings and at night before you go to bed.

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theres no set time, just as long as you've covered your whole mouth. also floss

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That is not a really good answer. You should do it about two to three minutes. No more than that though. If I helped please follow me! I will follow you. XD
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Until you're teeth turn white

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That would be two to three minutes. I hope I helped. If I did please follow me! I will follow you back. XD
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It really depends what you have eaten the moment before or when you are brushing.

During the morning [or after a meal] you should brush your teeth for 2 minutes or 3 minutes if you want to overdue yourself.

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Brush your teeth 3 times a day for 3 minutes each time

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i would say more than a minute or two, make sure you brush all your teeth well and also floss after

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One minute would not be enough, two minutes would be alright, three minutes would be great. and four minutes would be too much. If I helped please follow me! I will follow you back. XD
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2 minutes is best.

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sing the ABC song 2x

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This is not really a good answer. Some people sing it really fast, while others sing it really slow. I would recommend counting 120(that is 2 minutes). If I helped, please follow me! I will follow you back. XD
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about two minutes.

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No more than 2 or 3 minutes.

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You should not brush your teeth for more than 3 minutes because it can damage your gums. It will make your gums bleed and that is not good for them.
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All your life

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jejeje uhh nooo
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No. That can damage your gums. Anytime you brush your teeth and you start to bleed, that is not good. If you want you should follow me, I will follow you back! XD
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Brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning before breakfast and last thing at night before you go to bed.
Never brush your teeth straight after a meal as it can damage your teeth, especially if you've had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid.

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Never heard this thing about not brushing right after a meal. where did you get that information? My cousin is a dentist and he said decay starts as soon as you eat any sugar so you need to brush right away (if you had sugar). Lots of people have dessert after meals.
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Yeah, you need to brush your teeth after you eat. It can not damage your teeth. Because if it does then, all of my past dentist have damaged teeth. But, you don't want to brush more than 3 minutes because that can damage your gums.
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Just brush thoroughly enough. I brush under the gums and use dental floss too. If you eat sugar, then brush your teeth. That saves from cavities.

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i usually do it for about 3 seconds

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Your teeth are going to rot when you get older! You should change those seconds into minutes. Also, you should follow me!XD
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LOLOL that's hilarious, yea I was kidding
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Brush for a total of 2 minutes. One minute on the top and One minute on the bottom. And strawberries help whiten them

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I have never heard about the strawberries thing. Thanks for that good idea. I will try to eat more and more strawberries.
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Doctors, dentists, and orthopedics all recommend for at least 2 minutes.

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At lease 2 to 3 minutes i do 3 minute because i love my teeth

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10 seconds

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You are not going to have any teeth when you grow up because they will be all rotten.
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Two minutes. That's what I've heard from my dentist, anyway.

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Here is what I do:
1) After breakfast I brush my teeth for 2 min. and 30 sec.
2) I use mouthwash and floss my teeth.
3) After lunch I brush my teeth for 2 min.
4) After supper/dinner I brush my teeth 2 min. and 30 sec.
5) I use mouthwash and floss my teeth.
You should do that. It keeps my teeth sparkly clean, and every time I go to the dentist, my teeth have no cavities! I hope I helped and if I did, can you please follow me? I will follow you back! XD

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For 4 minutes minimum, or for however long it takes you to feel clean...

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Dentist always say to brush for two minutes (including tongue) and then floss. Do this twice a day (once in the morning, once at night) or after each meal.

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two minutes some power toothbrushes have timer on them it will buzz @ 2 min.
NOT 8 MINUTES.
TOKRAMS

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i think at least 2 times a day for 2-3 minutes.

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2 min. and floss.

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my dentist says floss first, then brush, then floss angain

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until all the green fuzz is swirling down the drain

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You have to brush them long enough to sing the alphabet or happy birthday songs either one it helps for them not to get annoying if u switch them off!!!

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About 2 minutes, and make sure to floss and mouthwash! ^-^

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Dos Minutos. -Maybe you understood that but, 2 minutes, don't forget to floss and to get you tongue as well

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Two minutes and in a up and down motion

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have to brush twice day of 4 to 6min

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Two minutes. My electric tooth brush says 30 seconds for each side

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till u get the yellow of them..lol

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5m with floss and mouthwash

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Your whole life!

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You should brush your teeth 2 minutes and twice a day.

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2 times a day and 2 minutes that's what my dad tells me but i only do it for 1 minutes

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According to UCLA Dental school advise 2 minutes. Get an electric toothbrush because the sideways movement of toothbrushes damage your gums as happened to me. And most important get a rubber Dental Pick which will remove all the gunk between teeth. This is very effective.

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Twice one day and each time for two minutes! It is determined by the specific situation, if you are at an emergency, you can just make your dental teeth clean and freshness.
It may be a job you should do for your life times, baby !

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About 3 minutes

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3 Mins is enough!

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2 minutes

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That is a lot of answers!!!

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Two minutes is recommended.

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