This Is What Can Happen By Skipping Just One Night of Brushing Your Teeth

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises that we brush our teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. At Reisman Dental Group we know that nearly everyone misses a night of teeth brushing from time to time. Dr. James Reisman and Dr. Jordana Contrucci warn against making it a habit. By skipping even one night, it’s enough to cause at least the onset of problems.

It’s Just the Beginning

The idea is that by brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as using mouthwashes and other products, you’re preventing any sort of damage to your teeth as well as oral illnesses and other serious health conditions. When you skip brushings, you leave yourself more vulnerable to developing diseases and infections. The five things listed below can begin to appear after only one night of skipped brushing:

  1. You develop cavities
  2. Your breath stinks
  3. Your gums become inflamed
  4. Your plaque builds up
  5. You miss out on overnight repair

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Develop and Practice Good Habits

At RDG, our highly skilled staff of doctors and hygienists want to remind you that making your oral health a priority is important. Even though it may not seem like a big deal, when you neglect your teeth and gums, it can be the beginning of a lot of costly problems later on. Just like any other decision to take care of yourself, it’s best to form good habits, and stick to them, even when it comes to your mouth.