Why you should brush your teeth morning and night

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Due to hectic lifestyles, many of us fail to brush our teeth regularly, replacing it with mints, chewing gum and sprays. However, here are some good reasons why you should brush your teeth not just once a day, but twice.

Bacteria

Bacteria can build up in your mouth within a very short space of time, which is why it’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. If bacteria are left in the mouth and on the teeth for long periods of time it can damage the enamel of your teeth. Removing unwanted bacteria and brushing alongside, daily flossing and using mouth wash will rid you of bad breath leaving you looking and feeling healthier.

Saliva Production

You may not be aware of this, but you produce more saliva whilst sleeping. Saliva adds more of a defence against bacteria and plaque build-up that can lead to excess cavities. Brushing in the evening before bedtime helps remove bacteria and plaque in your mouth helping to eliminate any damage done by less saliva production.

Brushing your teeth in the morning gets rid of that morning breath by removing the acid and bacteria that build up overnight.

Prevent the build-up of Tartar

If you don’t brush your teeth thoroughly and often, a substance known as tartar will accumulate on the surface of your teeth and can be difficult to clean. Your dental hygienist or dentist will have to literally scrape your teeth to remove it from the surface. If you don’t get the tartar removed, over time it can lead to bleeding gums (gum disease) or periodontal disease, which can damage your overall health.

To help keep the tartar at bay, make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you have a history of tartar build-up, then try a tartar control toothpaste and use tartar and plaque fighting mouthwashes. Your dentist can make a recommendation.

Improve your Overall Health

Recent evidence shows that oral health is linked to health issues such as cardiovascular disease (heart disease), diabetes, osteoporosis, and premature or low birth weight babies.

Brushing teeth twice a day can insure good oral health along with good dental habits that include regular check-ups.

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