Do you ever think about how much time you spend on particular things? Maybe you realized one day that you spend about one third of your life sleeping if you sleep about eight hours a night. Looking at your life from this mathematical perspective is certainly entertaining. How about your oral health? Do you ever think about how much time you spend with dental hygiene? You may be surprised to discover that it’s not as much as you think. Consider some interesting smile facts!
Dental Hygiene Hardly Takes Any Time
Have you ever wished you didn’t have to brush and floss because it just takes so much time up? Maybe you feel like it really gets in the way! The truth is, when you consider the fact that brushing takes two minutes per session and flossing takes about two minutes once a day, that’s six minutes total. Out of your entire day, which is 1,440 minutes long, 6 isn’t very much. In fact, it comprises less than ½ percent of your whole day! Just a very small effort for wonderful oral health results!
You Do Spend Days Brushing!
If you think about the entire course of your life, you do spend entire days brushing. Of course, this time spent on your oral health takes a long time to accumulate and it is fun to think about! Now, since you brush for 4 minutes every day, that’s about one full day of brushing over the course of one year.
Consider The Facts
Now you see that you don’t really spend very much of your life focused on your oral health. So, when it’s time to brush and floss, remember this fact. Also, keep in mind that adjusting your schedule slightly if you’re having trouble keeping up with hygiene can be very helpful. Free up and plan these few minutes and you won’t feel quite so rushed.
Learn About Your Smile During Visits
Come see our team when you have questions about your oral health or your dental hygiene. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.