Brush Your Teeth Before Bed
Why brush your teeth before bed? Simple. Good, basic, oral hygiene. This little routine you go through before bed may be the most important spell of time in any given day.
After all, it comes just prior to the one time in the day when you’ll stay still and do nothing for several hours.
So if your pre-sleep routine is right, it will have all the more benefit and if it’s not on point, you’ll have six-plus hours of damage to undo later.
Different people have different pre-bed routines, some fairly basic and some rather elaborate. As a minimum, it should involve a teeth-cleaning routine.
By cleaning your teeth before bed, you allow your mouth to feel fresh as you go to sleep and to still be clean when you wake up. By having the best pre-sleep routine you can wake up without the dreaded “morning breath”.
To make sure you have the most effective night-time routine, it is a good idea not to take any half-measures. Whatever else you do, if you follow a smart dental care routine, the benefits will last well beyond the next morning.
1. Brushing Your Teeth
As a bare minimum your dental care routine should involve brushing.
Study after study is now showing, too, that the brushing is best if done using an electric toothbrush.
If you aren’t comfortable with electric brushes, then the old basic style will do. But due to the motion of the bristles, electric brushes remove more plaque and other nasties that may be lurking in there. They do most of the work for you.
People are divided on whether they choose to floss or not, with some not feeling their mouth is truly clean unless they have. Others indicate that the floss on their gums feels like cheese wire and can cause bleeding.
An oral irrigator can mean that the whole process is a lot less unpleasant and more effective. Check out a few water flosser reviews if you’re dubious yourself. The difference they make to those who use them is considerable.
3. Using Mouthwash
The importance of mouthwash in a night-time brushing routine is simple – as long as you are using the right one.
The antibacterial effects complement the removal of plaque and food particles in steps 1 and 2. You don’t then just have fresh breath until you wake up. If you use mouthwash morning and night, you’ll have a cleaner mouth and fresher breath for the whole day. In turn you will feel more self-confident, too.
There are of course times when we feel like we just want to go to bed. It can be tempting just to fall under the covers and worry about anything more complex in the morning. But by keeping up this routine, we can feel a lot better and keep at bay some health problems that go far beyond our teeth.
It really doesn’t need to take much longer than a few minutes before bed, and you’ll see the benefits going forward. After all, isn’t it better you take the time now rather than having to go to the dentist to get something put right?
Teeth are one of your most precious physical assets. Treat them like gold! Remember to brush your teeth before bed.
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