A musician and dental professional have come up with a formula that encourages children to brush properly. The formula is designed to make teeth brushing more fun for children.
You may have heard Gangnam Style, the international cult hit with celebrities, and people worldwide.
The song was created by Korean pop star PSY’s, and after a series of test's, this song has been identified as the best for encouraging children to brush their teeth properly as it enables them to complete the correct number of strokes needed for a complete clean.
An expert from Brighton Institute of Modern Music and a dental professional have devised a musical formula for brushing teeth, which works out the pattern of beats needed for a perfect clean.
The song works because it has eight bars of music, followed by another two sets of four bars can encourage brushing.
Gangnam Style - was the clear winner of all songs tested. It recently became the most watched item that was posted on YouTube with over one billion views.
A close second was Rihanna’s Diamond. But Ganngam Style leads and dental experts are including the song in their dental offices now.
A representative from Aquafresh said: ‘Children must brush at least 35 times on each side of the mouth - using seven strokes in five areas - to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy.’
Brushing teeth is essential to children’s oral health but it can be a battle for parents to get them to do it properly.
Playing off of pop songs may be the golden ticket to better health. This new formula are designed to help put the fun into brushing time. Using these tunes to establish a good teeth cleaning routine can help in the long run.
Doctor Randy Morgan, a dentist in Newberg Oregon says "motivated kids to brush their teeth will set them up with good dental hygiene for life."