How Often Are You Brushing Your Teeth?

Do You Brush Enough?

You take the advice from your local family dentist to brush your teeth every day. And, of course, practicing healthy dental care requires daily brushing. But how often each day should you actually brush your teeth? The key number is at least two times each day.

There are various reasons—from fresh breath to dental care and oral health—on why brushing your teeth at least twice per day is essential to maintaining a healthy mouth. The best times to brush your teeth, is before you go to sleep and after you wake up.

Begin Your Day with a Fresh Start

When you first wake up, your mouth may be filled with left over bacteria that accumulates during sleep. This is why morning breath is not usually minty-fresh when you awake. Brushing your teeth in the morning begins your day with healthy dental hygiene, and prepares your mouth for what it will encounter, such as food and beverages, over the course of the day.

End Your Day with a Pre-Sleep Brushing

Brushing your teeth before you go to sleep is a key feature in helping your mouth fight against bacteria while you sleep. Since your mouth produce less saliva during sleep hours, your have less of a defense against overnight bacteria. This added to any bacterial residue from over the course of the day puts your dental care higher up in priority. Giving your mouth a head-start against bed time bacteria by brushing before you go to sleep is the best way to keep good oral hygiene through the night.

Maintaining good dental hygiene can also be improved with teeth straightening methods, such as Invisalign. By having straight teeth your mouth yields fewer spaces for bacteria to reside in. The Invisalign straightening method has many advantages over traditional braces. There are no wires nor brackets (another place bacteria likes to get into) nor food restrictions. Invisalign aligners are even removable and are made to fit only your teeth. Invisalign is a straight forward way for straightening your teeth and keeping good oral health, with proper dental care.

Whether you are maintain proper dental care to achieve fresh breath and pleasing aesthetics, or for achieving good oral health through proper dental care, it is imperative to keep up with a daily brushing schedule. Brushing your teeth at least twice per day, combined with the use of proper dental care from Gutierrez Orthodontics will yield for healthy oral hygiene all around.

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