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Usually, it’s fairly easy to brush your teeth as a part of your morning routine, but did you know that many people forget to brush their teeth right before they go to bed? As you can probably guess, this can lead to a number of negative consequences.

If you don’t brush at night, your mouth will become dry, creating a place for acid to thrive. Sadly, this makes it possible for more plaque to form in your mouth. Once this happens, bacteria will attack the outer layer of your teeth. This can ultimately lead problems such as cavities and tooth decay.

If plaque isn’t removed from your mouth, it can harden into tartar, which will irritate your gum line. To make matters worse, if you have a buildup of plaque, your body will assume it has an infection. To counter the infection, your body will work harder, ultimately resulting in you being more tired. Unfortunately, regardless of how hard your body works, it won’t be able to remove tartar buildup, so you will need to visit a dentist to remove it.

In conclusion, please remember to brush your teeth before you fall asleep. Doing so is vital to the health of your mouth and smile. Fortunately, forgetting to brush your teeth once will not cause any serious trouble. However, if you consistently forget, issues will arise. To avoid these issues, just remember that every time you do forget, you put your smile at risk.

If you have any questions or concerns, our dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour, and our team will be able to help. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, simply call Powell Boulevard Dental at 503-235-7181. We are eager to receive your call!