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What Happens in Your Mouth if You Forget to Brush Before Bed

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
What Happens in Your Mouth if You Forget to Brush Before Bed.

Although we all know that we should clean and floss our teeth just before bed and after every meal, we're a bit guilty of forgetting occasionally. Therefore, what exactly takes place when we forget? We are not the only ones who gain from meals when we eat them. The food that gets stuck in the tiny crevices on and between our teeth is also consumed by the bacteria in our mouths. After eating, they excrete waste that is extremely acidic and damages tooth enamel, leading to cavities.

What happens when you Forget to Brush at Night

As food accumulates on our teeth and combines with bacteria, it produces plaque, which is initially soft and easily removed by cleaning our teeth. Nevertheless, if you don't brush your teeth before night, the plaque can harden and calcify, making it impossible to remove with brushing or flossing. This necessitates a visit to the dentist to have it properly removed. Allowing accumulation of plaque in your teeth, results in swelling and infection of your gums, hence bad mouth odor.

Tooth Recovery

Besides all, nighttime is an essential process of teeth healing from wear and tear they have endured during the day. They remineralizeover the night and if you leave food deposits on them, you are interfering with this normal process, which weakens your teeth in the long term.

Ensure you brush your teeth daily before going to bed. It protects not just your teeth and your health, but also your wallet, as it saves you money and the stress of dealing with advanced dental issues that might have been avoided by simply cleaning your teeth. Therefore, it is always advisable to take the very best care of your teeth cause if you don't, who will? Please reach on to us today.
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