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Why is Brushing Before You Sleep So Vital for a Healthy Mouth?


Posted on 9/21/2021 by Evan Admin
Why is Brushing Before You Sleep So Vital for a Healthy Mouth?It is self-evident that you need to brush your teeth when you wake up. Doing so helps wash away “morning breath” and give you a fresh start on the day. However, did you know that it is equally important to brush your teeth before you go to sleep? Here are a few things to consider if you are not already doing this.

Brushing Before Bed Reduces Cavities


Cavities are caused by the acidic byproducts produced by the organisms which inhabit your mouth. As these organisms digest their food, they produce acid that eats away at the enamel of your teeth. As the protective enamel is destroyed, the softer part of the tooth is exposed. This part is much more susceptible to decay, which is what a cavity is.

It makes sense, then, that brushing your teeth before going to bed would help fight cavities. This is because properly brushing and flossing will reduce the amount of food for these organisms, thus reducing the amount of acid they produce.

Brushing Before Bed Helps Clean Out Your Mouth


In addition to reducing the amount of available food for the organisms in your mouth, proper oral hygiene will reduce the population level of these organisms. Of course, it is impossible to completely remove them from your mouth, but by reducing the number of them you will also reduce amount of acid produced as a metabolic byproduct of their activities.

Remember, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. This, in combination with regularly scheduled cleanings, will help keep your teeth healthy and strong for years to come.

If you have any questions about your oral health, we are always here to help. Feel free to reach out any time.
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