Why Should I Brush my teeth morning and night?
You must have asked why whenever, you visit your dentist they always tell you to brush twice daily morning and night, the last thing at night after your dinner and after your breakfast in the morning when you brush up. But most times after your daily activities when you come back from work the next thing you would want to do is retire to your bed and sleep and you might be tired to brush at night, it can happen to anyone it also happens to me sometimes but I try as much as possible to brush my teeth because I know that I need to save this beautiful set of teeth I have. So we are going to look at why it is necessary you brush twice daily especially at night before going to bed.
REDUCES THE ACTION OF BACTERIA AND ACID PRODUCTION ON THE TEETH.
Brushing morning and night reduces the action of bacteria and acid production on the teeth. At night when you’re sleeping the production of saliva reduces because your mouth is closed for a long time and you didn’t brush before you sleep the bacteria on your teeth will start acting on the food deposits left on your teeth after you had your dinner and when they start acting on it, these bacteria produce acid and those acids will be working on your teeth enamel, this will lead to demineralization of the minerals on your teeth enamel leading to teeth decay. But when you brush before going to bed and after your breakfast in the morning, the food deposits will be brushed out leaving the bacteria with nothing to act on, and their harmful action is reduced.
REDUCES MOUTH ODOUR
Brushing morning and night reduces mouth odor when you wake up, the action of the bacterial acting on the food deposits left on your teeth after eating brings about decay and this can manifest as bad breath if you didn’t brush at night and you go to bed when you wake up in the morning you have this offensive odor you might not want to talk to people in the morning when you step out from your bed when you brush at night before you sleep your breath will be very fresh in the morning when you wake up.
HELPS TO KEEP YOUR TEETH ENAMEL STRONGER
Because it is advisable you brush your teeth with toothpaste that has fluoride, the fluoride in your toothpaste helps to protect your teeth enamel and keeps it stronger, the more often you brush your teeth with your fluoride toothpaste, the stronger your teeth enamel becomes and the more resistance it is to tooth decay.
REDUCES THE DENTAL PLAQUE BUILDUP ON YOUR TEETH
The sticky and filmy substance that coats your tooth enamel and gum over time is called dental plaque, it is a continuous natural occurrence it can cause great damage to your teeth. This is caused when leftover food mixes with bacteria inside your mouth. Dental plaque brings bacterial acid in direct contact with your teeth because it adheres directly to your teeth and gums
The longer the dental plaque stays on your teeth, the more it hardens and is prone to more harm to teeth, but to reduce the frequent formation of this dental plaque, it is very necessary to brush morning and night.
IT PREVENTS TARTAR BUILDUP
Brushing your teeth morning and night helps to reduce the tartar buildup on your teeth, tartar is formed when dental plaque on your teeth is calcified on your teeth, the process of conversion takes about a day or more to complete, but when you brush morning and night plaque can be removed before it turns to tartar.
Why should you care about the tartar buildup? Tartar makes your teeth look less attractive because of the yellowness of the color, but it also harbors bacteria which keep creating havoc on your teeth.
IT MAKES YOUR TEETH WHITER
When you eat and drink, over time colored pigments are absorbed into the pores of your teeth, and the absorption of these pigments discolors your teeth’ enamel.
But when you brush twice daily, you can help to remove some of those colored pigments that have not been fully absorbed by your teeth.
IT HELPS YOU TO HAVE A MORE HEALTHIER GUM
Brushing twice daily morning and night helps to improve your gum health this will enable you to avoid having gum disease. The bacteria that cause tooth decay cause irritation to your gum and thus can lead to inflammation of the gum.
MYTHS ABOUT BRUSHING AT NIGHT
Most people would say that when they brush at night, they tend to wake up at midnight or they tend to feel hungry because they brush at night before going to bed and that is the reason why they don’t like brushing at night but that’s not scientifically backed up, it’s a myth if you have this believe it might be just a psychological feeling.