Success is the final result produced by a combination of luck, effort and timing and the theory applies to both business and dental health. It is common knowledge that oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and getting regular dental care from a licensed dentist is necessary to ensure teeth stay healthy and intact. However, in order to maximize the benefits surrounding those efforts, when the oral care practices are implemented is just as important as making sure the are done in the first place.
In regards to dental care, there are a myriad of myths that if followed, can result in irreparable damage to smile. The absolute truths surrounding oral hygiene is to eat a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, choose water over soda, brush twice a day for at least two minutes a session, floss every day and to get regular dental exams twice a year or as often as recommended by a dentist. However, just like a comedian delivering a punch line to a joke, timing is everything!
Floss Before Bedtime
Brushing is an important oral hygiene practice, however without backing it up by flossing individuals increase their odds of developing dental problems including tooth decay or gum disease and health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Some suggest that skipping the practice of maneuvering a nylon thread through teeth to remove stray food particles and dental plaque buildup is a bit like taking a shower and only washing a small portion of your body. In order to get the full benefits of the oral hygiene practice, flossing everyday right before going to bed is a must.
During slumber, saliva production comes to a screeching halt. The naturally occurring liquid is the body's natural defense for oral hygiene as the compound contains enzymes that can help neutralize acids produced by oral bacteria as a byproduct of digesting stray food particles deposited on teeth. Since saliva production slows down during slumber, flossing to remove excess plaque before bed will remove as much as the harmful bacteria as possible while lowering the risk of developing dental problems.