For us brushing teeth merely means, keeping cavities at bay and for a brighter smile and fresh breath. But most of the people feel exhausted to brush teeth before bed. But this exhaustion and extreme laziness can cost you much. If you’re too lazy, just keep your brush in the drawer of your nightstand and spend two minutes on brushing your teeth before bed.
Read the story to know harmful effects of not brushing teeth at night.
How bad is falling asleep before brushing your teeth?
Just like every other living organism, bacteria that reside in your mouth after having a meal, excrete waste, which is acidic in nature. It breaks down and cause tooth decay and cavities.
Plaque starts to harden and once it is calcified, it becomes impossible to remove it with a toothbrush and the only option left is to go for teeth cleaning.
It gets worse.
As the plaque builds up, the gums see it as an infection that leads to other health problems. It attacks the healthy tissues, making the gums to pull away from the tooth.
It’s not going to happen in one single night!
Make a habit, and you’ll definitely become used to it over time.
According to Kimberly Harms, a dentist and spokesperson of American Dental Association…
“It doesn’t matter if you brush your teeth right before bed. The most important thing is that you’re brushing your teeth twice in a 24-hour period.”
Spending two minutes to brush will save years of pain and even extend your life.
The ideal time
According to Denis Kinane, “Brushing sometime between dinner and bedtime is technically even better for your teeth than brushing right before bed. That’s because it gives the fluoride in your toothpaste more time to strengthen your teeth and build up their barrier to acid before you go to sleep. ”
Keep laziness aside and start a healthy regime today!