28 Sep Nighttime Oral Care, Are You Doing it Properly?
When you’re physically and mentally exhausted, it is easy to fall asleep without brushing your teeth. Or maybe it’s not even that – maybe you’re very dedicated to proper oral care no matter what. But, are you doing it the right way? Are you taking proper steps when it comes to your nighttime oral care? Here are some nighttime oral care tips to make sure your pearly whites are being taken care of the right way.
1. BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH!
This one comes as a no-brainer. In order to maintain the health of the teeth and mouth, make sure you brush your teeth before you go to bed so that you prevent the buildup of bacteria overnight. Make this your routine and you’ll prevent cavities, plaque buildup and gum disease.
2. FLOSS LIKE A BOSS!
If you thought it all starts and ends with brushing, then we’re sorry to burst your bubble. It is very important to get in between teeth to remove any food that’s stuck in between. Now, you don’t want your teeth to become a breeding and feeding ground for bacteria, do you? Furthermore, that plaque that you already have can easily turn into tartar and that is going to take a professional help to remove.
3. MOUTHWASH MATTERS TOO!
Now that you’ve completed the steps above, it is time for mouthwash. But of course not just any. While cosmetic over-the-counter mouthwash is perfect for masking the bad breath, it won’t do much for the overall health of your mouth. What you need my friend; is a therapeutic mouthwash. This particular mouthwash contains certain ingredients that can significantly improve and treat conditions when it comes to oral health.
4. GRINDING YOUR HEALTH AWAY…
Are you aware of teeth grinding you’re doing in your sleep? Have you noticed that your tooth enamel is worn out, your cheeks hurt from biting and your teeth are very sensitive? You are grinding your teeth in your sleep and this affects your overall oral health. It is important to see your dentist and get a mouth guard.
5. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
Make sure you make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your oral health problems. Some preventative measures can help you maintain the health of your mouth. Your dentist can also suggest the right mouthwash for you and make you a mouth guard to prevent grinding.