Is It Important to Brush Before Leaving the House Each Day?

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Karl Olson
Is It Important to Brush Before Leaving the House Each Day?To reduce the risk of dental decay, you should brush your teeth before leaving the house in the morning to begin your workday. Doing so will freshen your breath and reduce the plaque in the mouth that leads to the formation of tartar, gum infections, and disease.

Why You Should Brush in the Morning

When you first get up in the morning, you usually will get a good dose of an unpleasant odor and taste in the mouth. Because we lead hectic lifestyles, brushing may be overlooked. However, you should not replace brushing, especially in the morning, by popping a mint or chewing gum. Brush your teeth before leaving the house, as well as before you go to sleep at night.

Brushing in the Morning Reduces Your Risk of Gum Disease

During the night, while you sleep, mouth bacteria breed and accumulate. If you allow this buildup of germs to stay on the teeth, it will damage the enamel or cause your gums to pull away from the teeth. In addition, by getting into the habit of brushing each morning, you can get rid of the acid that builds up during the nighttime. When you brush in the morning, you get rid of the plaque that turns into hard tartar with the progression of time. Moreover, the saliva flows more freely when teeth are regularly brushed and rinsed. If the saliva flow is reduced, it leads to dry mouth, which is also responsible for the formation of decay.

Do not neglect your dental health in either the morning or evening. Both times are opportune times to brush and floss. The more conscientious you are in this respect, the better you will feel overall. Would you like to book a dental appointment for an exam? If so, give us a call today to book a time that will fit your busy lifestyle and schedule.

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