Keeping your mouth happy and healthy is important. One of the most important things you can do for your teeth is to brush them. No matter how busy or tired you are, always brush your teeth before going to bed. When you sleep, the sugar you have sitting on your teeth from the day will combine with the bacteria in your mouth and form the acid that eats at your teeth during the night. Eventually, this will lead to cavities.
Remember, if you have brushed your teeth, do not snack on food or drink anything besides water. This will undo the benefits of brushing your teeth earlier. It will also leave particles of food in your mouth overnight. This can lead to cavities and bad breath with time.
Remember that your teeth can be easily damaged. They should not be used for opening packages, closing small metal objects, biting off tags from new clothes, or opening a can. Eventually, you will damage a tooth or teeth and find yourself in need of some serious repair and possibly pain.
It is also important to remember to come to regular checkups so your teeth and mouth can be examined. If you skip out on preventative care, you run a much greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to more expensive dental treatments and more serious and costly health risks including heart disease and stroke. By coming in, we can examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and take x-rays to see if there are any issues between your teeth. Going to regular dental examinations can help you feel better and save you money in the long run.