A Guide to Nighttime Oral Care

Bedtime and Oral HealthCurated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Everyday Health

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“Keeping your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and your smile bright is not just a day job; your mouth needs protection at night too…”

See full article on Everyday Health

Commentary:

No doubt you already have a habit of brushing your teeth before you go to bed.  This article does a good job of explaining why that little act is so important.  During the night you aren’t swallowing, so the bacteria cells in your mouth have an opportunity to muliply many times over during the night.   Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are therefore quite important in removing food particles that the bacteria can attack.

Dr. Rodney Chowning, DDS, Dental Implants and General Dentistry, Denton, TX.

 

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