Nighttime Oral Care Q&As

What is the biggest dental concern for adults?

Keeping your mouth healthy. Oral health can mean different things for different people. It’s important to gain an understanding of your own susceptibility to dental disease. This will help you determine specific concerns and what you’ll need to do to address them.

Why is nighttime oral hygiene important?

Nighttime oral hygiene is important because while we’re sleeping, we’re not

wallowing, so the bacteria in our mouths increase throughout the night. The nighttime goal is to avoid giving those bacteria anything to feed off.

What are the appropriate steps for caring for your teeth at night?

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. The order doesn’t matter as long as the food particles and plaque are removed. My preference is for brushing, flossing, and then rinsing with mouthwash because I feel that brushing first makes it easier to floss.

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