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Keeping your smile bright with healthy teeth and gums, is not just a task for the daytime, your mouth needs proper dental care at night too. There is a lot going on in your mouth while you are sleeping, especially bacteria gathering on your teeth. While you are sleeping, you only produce a small amount of saliva, which creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. But, you shouldn’t let the thought of cavities, tartar, plaque, and gingivitis get in the way of a good night’s sleep, because this guide to nighttime oral care will provide you with the solution for maintaining a healthy mouth while you sleep.


Why is Nighttime Oral Care Important?

As you eat throughout the day, food particles will accumulate on the surface of your mouth and in between teeth. While you are sleeping, you do not produce enough saliva to remove the food particles and when food particles are not removed, bacteria may grow. Bacteria may then begin to eat away at the dental tissue, which may lead to gingivitis and/or tooth decay.

Good Nighttime Oral Hygiene

There are three simple steps for nighttime hygiene; brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash.

Oral health is not a glamorous task and it is something that many people do not think about until there is a problem. It is important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and dental exams. Letting dental problems deteriorate can cause a number of complications, both with your oral health and your physical health. Schedule your Appointment today!