brushing your teth is the most improtant thing you can do before sleping.
10 Jun 07
Are you the type who doesn't brush before bed? You might want to consider: Mutans streptococci, the bacteria involved in causing tooth decay, multiply 30 times overnight if you haven't brushed your teeth before going to bed! Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Brushing removes plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums. Treat yourself to a new toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles become worn or frayed. A hard, brittle brush can injure your gums. Children's brushes may need to be replaced more often, as they can wear them out more quickly. Remember don't share your toothbrush with others, it can spread germs. How to brusj properly: Place bristles along the gumline at a 45-degree angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline. Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating circular rolling motion. Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat. Maintain a 45-degree angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline. Gently brush using a up and down and rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces and gumline. Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush. Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Do not brush the tongue .