You may have heard from your hygienist, dentist, and online that you should brush twice a day and floss daily. But why? And when is the best time to brush?
You want to brush your teeth in the morning after you’ve had your breakfast and before going to bed. This all relates to sleep. When you are asleep, the body decreases production of saliva. Saliva is one of the important fighters against bad bacteria. With reduction of saliva in the mouth, bacteria multiplies and it produces what is called ‘volatile sulfur compounds’ which cause your mouth to stink! This is the ‘Morning Breath!’
You want to brush before going to bed to minimize bacteria left to multiply when sleeping. You want to brush in the morning to get rid of the bacteria that has been growing when sleeping.
If you have any questions, reach out to Craycroft Prime Dental and we would love to answer your questions.