When Is The Best Time To Brush Teeth? | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

When Is The Best Time To Brush Teeth?

Brushing and flossing should be staple habits in everyone’s life, but when it’s the perfect time to do it? Is there a “best time to brush teeth” you should know about? As a rule of thumb, you should brush after each meal, but if this is not possible, you should try doing it as mentioned in this article. Keep reading to find out more.

Early in the Morning

One of the best moments to brush your teeth is of course, early in the morning, right after you wake up. This will help you get rid of bad breath, if any, and it will eliminate plaque buildup and bacteria that might have accumulated overnight.

Many people eat breakfast in the morning and obviously, they forget to brush afterwards. You shouldn’t let this happen to you. It’s important to brush again after your breakfast because if you don’t, any food remaining in your mouth might cause an infection until the next time you brush your teeth.

At Night Before Going to Sleep

Many people make the mistake of not brushing their teeth at night. This is a big mistake because food remains that stay in the mouth overnight tend to facilitate the accumulation and development of bacteria. In no time, you will have a tooth infection and wonder why it happened to you. Teeth infections can lead to cavities, cracks, gum issues and other problems that are more difficult and costly to treat afterwards.

Make sure that you brush your teeth every night to avoid oral infections. You will also get a fresh breath that will accompany your sleep for at least one more hour. If you don’t have your toothbrush with you then at least try to eat an apple. This type of fruit has amazing cleaning properties and it can get most of the food remains out of your mouth until you can brush properly.

After Eating Crunchy Foods

Crunchy foods are delicious and many of them are also very nutritions. Some people eat a handful of almonds or walnuts as a snack and then they get back to work. This is a healthy habit, but crunchy foods tend to cause a plethora of oral infections and cavities. This happens mostly if you don’t brush afterwards.

As you can probably imagine, crunchy foods get broken down into smaller pieces that get into less accessible places in your mouth. You probably used your tongue to “hunt” for a small piece of food stuck somewhere in the back of your mouth. This unpleasant event can be avoided if you brush right after eating crunchy foods and using your toothbrush to get small pieces out of your mouth.

Keep in mind that a regular teeth brushing routine is not enough to maintain excellent oral health. You still need to visit your dentist once every six months and see if your teeth are in great condition. Whether you experience some symptoms or you just want to know more about your teeth, make sure that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex’s clinic.

Dr. Alex is a renowned cosmetic dentist in NYC and he has already helped hundreds of patients achieve their oral health goals.

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