Oral Hygiene : Make sure you brush your teeth before going to sleep

Oral Hygiene : Importance of brushing your teeth before going to sleep

There was an article that discusses about the importance of brushing your teeth before sleeping.  In the article it explains how the ADA (american dental association) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day.  But we believe that brushing after every meal can be even more beneficial.  Whenever you eat or drink, bacteria begins breaking down those foods and leave plaque on your teeth.  That plaque sits on your teeth and damages your gums and teeth.  Brushing your teeth disrupts the process preventing damage to your teeth and gums.  If you don’t brush before you sleep, the bacteria, plaque have many hours to sit and destroy your teeth.  Oh yeah, don’t forget to floss too.

If you have questions about oral hygiene, brushing before you sleep, plaque or anything else discussed in this post, feel free to contact us at 951-687-8700.  Peter Mani DDS is a general dentist in Riverside CA.