Why do we brush our teeth before going to sleep?

Typically, before going to bed is an essential time to tend to your oral health routines. This imagesis done for a key reason. Saliva production slows down at night, and saliva is very important in helping to keep your mouth clean. It helps by washing away leftover food and maintaining tooth enamel. Not brushing at night, especially while your saliva levels are down, leaves bacteria and plaque to cause destruction to your teeth during the night, while you sleep.

There is another important reason to brush before bed. Midnight snacking typically consists of eating sweets or salts. These sugars and starches are some key factors behind tooth decay.

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