6 Songs Perfect for Brushing Your Teeth To

October 7, 2022

Here is a list of songs that are two minutes long. Because that’s how long we recommend you brush your teeth for.

At James A Penney II DDS we want to set you up for success in your dental health. Keeping your teeth healthy and natural from root to surface starts with good dental hygiene.

How dedicated are we at James A Penney II DDS to saving teeth? We found 6 songs that are 2 minutes long and divided them up into 30 second intervals. We did this in the hopes of making it easier for you to develop a healthy brushing routine.


  • Don’t play favorites. When you brush, think of your mouth in four parts; top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right. Brush the teeth in each area for 30 seconds.
  • Get all sides of your teeth. Brush the top chewing surface and both sides.
  • If you want to know more about optmizing your dental hygene routine check out this blog.

1. I’m Happy Just To Dance With You — The Beatles

  • 0:30 “Hold you tight”. Apparently George Harrison, singing lead on this song, would really like to dance with you. As soon as this is apparent, change quadrants.
  • 1:00 “If somebody tries to take your place”. There is no switching dance partners when you are dancing with George. This song is all about you—and your dental hygiene.
  • 1:30 “Let’s pretend we just can’t see his face”. Like we said, no switching when you’re dancing with George. Except for maybe switching over to the last quadrant of your teeth.

2. You Can Do Better Than Me — Death Cab For Cutie

  • 0:30 “My old clothes don’t fit like they once did”. Do some of your clothes seem ghost-like, haunted with memories and therefore unfit to be worn? That’s an issue for another specialist. Time to switch quadrants.
  • 1:00 The music after “I feel like a fool”. This change is during the music after Ben Gibbard, singing lead, gets honest about his self esteem when it comes to love. Hang in there Ben.
  • 1:30 “Sometimes I think of leaving. But that is something I’ll never do.” You know the feeling when you find that special someone? It’s much more significant than the feeling you get when you reach the final stretch of your 2 minute brushing routine.

3. Guess Things Happen That Way — Johnny Cash

  • 0:30 “I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.” When Johnny Cash is indifferent about getting along, change to the next quadrant.
  • 1:00 “You ask me if I’ll miss her kisses.” A theory we are working on: good dental hygiene leads to more kisses from your significant other. Thoughts?
  • 1:30 “God gave me that girl to lean on”. Change to the last quadrant when the chorus starts for a second time.

4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) — Simon & Garfunkel

  • 0:30 “Feelin groovy”. The first time you hear the lyric this song is most famous for, change quadrants.
  • 1:00 “Ba da da da da da da”. Wait to change until you hear this part of the chorus the second time around.
  • 1:30 Wait for the falsetto. Thank you Simon & Garfunkel. A dental hygiene routine couldn’t ask for more.

5. Please Let me get what I want — The Smiths

  • 0:30 “Let me get what I want this time”. A perfect set of healthy, natural teeth?
  • 1:00: “Lord knows it would be the first time”. Such a beautiful song to start your morning with.
  • 1:30 This quadrant change happens without lyrics. The best way to time it is to watch the time and memorize the melody yourself.

6. All Shook Up — Elvis Presley

  • 0:30 “I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet”. Lets finish this list with the king himself, Elvis Presley.
  • 1:00 “She touched my hand what a chill I got”. Maybe she had cold hands? Change quadrants.
  • 1:30 ”That’s to have the girl that I love so fine.” Show yourself some love by taking care of your teeth.