If you have already brushed your teeth at night in preparation for bedtime, it’s a good idea if you don’t eat anything afterwards. All the hard work you have done to remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria in your mouth could be useless. While it’s very tempting to grab a quick snack before bedtime it could end up costing you in the long run. The better you take care of your oral health when you’re younger the less likely you are going to be in need of dental implants when you get older. If you do fall into temptation, remember to brush your teeth again before you go to bed. There are several things you can do not to fall into temptation, though.
- Don’t watch TV while you’re in bed
- Don’t get up to get something to drink once you’ve gone to bed
- Don’t bring any food with you to bed
- Avoid drinking coffee, milk, tea or other sugary drinks once you have gone to bed
One of the best ways to keep a cavity free mouth is by brushing your teeth twice a day. You should brush once in the morning when you wake up and once at night before you go to bed. Many oral hygiene experts state that the best thing you can do for your mouth and your health is to make sure that you brush your teeth at night.