The Importance of Brushing Teeth Before Bed

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brushing teeth before sleep

Most people, generally brushing teeth twice a day, but it is usually done when bathing. Brushing your teeth at night before bed is not even done, but it is very important. Skipping time to brush your teeth before bed risky to make a lot of bacteria growing in the mouth.

Don’t Skip Brushing Your Teeth Before Going to Bed

Skipping time to brush your teeth before going to bed at night not only makes your breath be not fresh but also speed up the pile of bacteria and plaque that can lead to gum disease and cavities.

“In the middle of the day, try to ‘sweep’ your gums using the tongue, from the left to the right side. Usually, there is a sense of sticky and as there is a sheath which it is a sign of plaque,” said a spokeswoman for American dental associations (ADA), Deepinder, Ruchi Sahota.

According to her, brushing is a good habit, where they may get rid of the bacteria attached to the gum. If the bacteria are not removed immediately, the bacteria can damage the teeth.

The longer a plaque that is on the same spot, the plaque will turn into tartar, which is something yellow that hard and rough, which is found in between the teeth. Tartar can cause inflammation and bleeding gums, which eventually lead to tooth loss risk.

There have been no clear boundaries when a plaque will reach the worst level. According to Sahota, brush your teeth twice a day is the right step. “Do not get used to brushing your teeth only once a day,” she said.

In addition, brushing with the wrong technique can also lead to a negative impact as well. Sahota advised using soft bristles toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. More detail, she suggested to brush your teeth for about two minutes, and all of the teeth should be brushed well.

ADA (American Dental Association) recommends using dental floss at least once a day. In addition, consult your dentist regularly is also very important to do. It is intended that your dental health is maintained and controlled. Your dentist will also help clean the dirt that cannot be cleaned themselves, where one of them is the tartar.

Although it can make breathing becomes fresh, but mouth rinses, mints, and chewing gum can not replace the role of tooth brushing.


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