Sunderland dentist reveals top songs to get your teeth into

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All you need to help you hit the right note when brushing your teeth is the right tune.

This is the advice from a top dentist working in Sunderland.

Dr Ken Harris, one of the country’s leading cosmetic dentists who runs practices in both Sunderland and Newcastle, is concerned that many people are over or under brushing their teeth.

And now the dentist, who heads up Riveredge Cosmetic Surgery, has revealed a solution - brush along to a song that lasts around two minutes to get the perfect time.

He said: “People just tend to brush their teeth for the length of time that feels right to them, rather than considering how long their teeth should actually be brushed for - and it’s just as bad to overbrush as to underbrush your teeth."

“To take some of the guess work out of it, it makes sense to play a song that lasts around two minutes so that you know that you’ve been brushing your teeth for exactly the right amount of time.”

Whether your taste is Disney, classic rock or the King himself - there'll be a song in this list, compiled by Riveredge, to get you brushing in time.

The top 10 are:

Love Is An Open Door, from Frozen (2.07)

You’ve Got A Friend In Me, from Toy Story (2.05)

Not Fade Away – The Rolling Stones (2.21)

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, from Mary Poppins (2.03)

You’ve Really Got Me – The Kinks (2.15)

59th Street Bridge Street (Feelin’ Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkel (1.50)

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley (1.57)

We Will Rock You – Queen (2.02)

Song2 – Blur (2.02)

Teenage Kicks – The Undertones (2.28)

Dr Harris added: “If you brushed your teeth for the whole length of one of these songs, then you’d be hitting the right amount of time."

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