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How Often Does Brushing Really Need to Happen?
Posted on 3/15/2019 by Matt Aldridge DDS
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to how often you should brush. Some people believe that one time per day is plenty, while others believe they need to brush immediately after every meal. Brushing twice per day is what we recommend, but it is very important that you understand that not brushing enough is a problem. However, so is brushing too often. You need to make sure you brush enough, but not too much, in order to keep your mouth healthy. Why Is Twice Per Day the Best Quantity?If you only brush once per day, that is 23 plus hours of bacteria being able to sit against the enamel of your teeth. It takes the bacteria 10-12 hours to really start eating at your enamel to where it can begin causing damage. If your mouth is acidic, say you just drank a sports drink, the time is significantly lower. That means you have many hours of damage happening to each of your teeth, each day. For those that brush three or more times per day, you may not be doing your teeth any favors either. When you brush, you remove slight bits of the enamel of your teeth. This is slowly replaced throughout the day by your saliva in a process called remineralization. That is part of what your saliva does each day. The process takes time, which means that your teeth need to be left alone long enough for those particles to be replaced. The best way to make sure you are keeping your teeth properly cleaned is to brush them once in the morning when you wake up, and once again before going to bed for the night. Whenever possible, you want to try and keep the times you brush about 12 hours apart. Plus, you also want to come in and get regular cleanings from us. That way, you can have a healthy, white smile for as long as possible....
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