Today’s Tip is an easy one, about why it’s more important to brush your teeth at night. You may have figured out a long time ago that as you sleep for eight hour (or however long), undisturbed bacteria has a high chance to multiply and affect your teeth. But have you figured out the specifics? Here they are.
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- When you end your day without brushing your teeth and flossing, you give your bacteria lots of food for the night. As these microorganisms digest this food, acids are created. This acid then hurts your teeth, attacking first the enamel and them in time, creating cavities.
- Bacteria multiply very quickly, doubling in number every 20 minutes or faster. And bacteria like moisture and, some of them, darkness as well.
- Brushing in the evening is more important than in the morning because during the day you produce more saliva, and saliva fights back the acids created by the bacteria. It does so by neutralizing them and then you also eliminate them by swallowing more. Under normal circumstances, we only swallow about three times at night, whereas during the day we do it once a minute or more (definitely more as we eat).
Well, now you know!
Also keep in mind that mouthwash does kill most of these bacteria.
To a happier, healthier life,
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