Have you ever been told that if you sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice in your head, that is the right amount of time to brush your teeth? Well, it is true, but it is not because there is something specifically important about this song over another. You should brush your teeth twice a day for about 2 minutes at a time. So really, any two-minute song that helps you keep time will do.
To help, we have compiled a list of great songs — an Oral Health Playlist — below that are about 2 minutes long each. Choose any of these to hum, or sing in your head—or possibly create a playlist on your phone and jam-out while keeping your smile clean and shiny!
1. “I Will” — The Beatles
From the iconic band’s “White Album.” “I Will” features Paul McCartney on vocals and guitar, and—especially cool: the bass sound is produced using his voice as well. A great song indeed!
2. “Fell in Love with A Girl” — The White Stripes
This fabulous and catchy song is fast, yet soulful. Featuring great lyrics, drums and a guitar, you will thoroughly enjoy your two-minutes of tooth-brushing twice a day.
3. “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” — Simon & Garfunkel
This is such a happy “oldie-but-goodie”. “Slow down, you move too fast” … it is true! Take your time with your oral health—and get into this fab song.
4. Love Theme from Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Mystery Science Theater 3000
Super-fun TV show theme song, this is a great one to hum while brushing. It will put you in a great mood too—who doesn’t love MST3000!
5. “Molly’s Lips” – Nirvana
This really beautiful song by Nirvana is actually a cover from the band Vaseline. We like that it is about having a nice clean mouth (or at least that is our interpretation!)
Do you have a favorite 2-minute tooth-brushing song? Share your oral health playlist here!