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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?
 

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. Check this out::

 

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

 

Updated: February 2007