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Published on February 12th, 2013 | by Alan Cross

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“Gangnam Style” Perfect for Good Oral Hygiene

Four out of five dentists (or some other made up statistic) say that “Gangnam Style” is great for teaching children the importance of brushing their teeth.

I wasn’t aware of this, but there’s a musical formula for teeth brushing deviced by Jim Williams, a songwriter who works at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.  He teamed up with a dental professional to perfect a pattern of beats needed for a good tooth-scrubbing.

This involves brush 35 times on each side of the mouth–seven strokes in five areas.  And after analyzing a bunch of songs that fit this pattern, the best match was “Gangnam Style.”

How long will it be before we see Psy toothbrushes at Shopper’s Drug Mart?

(Via The Daily Mail)


About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



One Response to “Gangnam Style” Perfect for Good Oral Hygiene

  1. Simon Martin says:

    Wow, that's a new one. I'll have to see about asking my dentist in Calgary what they think about this whole, Gangnum Style while brushing, thing. Thank you for sharing the information!

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