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Can you brush your teeth too much? I brush for about 5 minutes twice a day. Is this bad? I brush my gums down on top and up on bottom so I do it right

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In brief: Technically yes...

... but what you are doing should be fine as long as the toothpaste is not very abrasive.
Most people have trouble brushing for 30 seconds let alone 2 minutes. Five minutes is plenty. Add flossing into your regimen and you've done about as much as you can at home. Visit your dentist 2x per year for an exam and professional cleaning.

In brief: Technically yes...

... but what you are doing should be fine as long as the toothpaste is not very abrasive.
Most people have trouble brushing for 30 seconds let alone 2 minutes. Five minutes is plenty. Add flossing into your regimen and you've done about as much as you can at home. Visit your dentist 2x per year for an exam and professional cleaning.
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