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Brushing Your Teeth for Two Minutes

A longer session may not be more effective

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're trying to keep your teeth plaque-free by brushing them rigorously for more than two minutes, you may want to revise your routine.

According to the Johns Hopkins Health After 50 Medical Letter, a recent study found that brushing your pearly whites for two minutes with medium force removed the same amount of plaque as brushing them for five to 10 minutes.

Either way, don't apply too much force, the newsletter warns. Brushing too hard can damage your teeth and gums.

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