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Good Oral Health Is Essential During Pregnancy


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Despite the fact that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, only 22 to 34 percent of women in the United States visit a dentist during pregnancy.



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How Long Should I Brush?

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How Long Should I Brush?
 

When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may think that is one area where you don't need help. But most people are only brushing one-third of the suggested time.

 

The average person brushes:

  • Two minutes a day
  • 14 minutes a week
  • 12.1 hours a year
  • 38.5 days in their lifetime

The average person should brush:

  • Six minutes a day
  • 42 minutes a week
  • 36.4 hours a year
  • 122 days in their lifetime

Reviewed: January 2012