The question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while?
The answer: Bad news: It's pretty gross. You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to avoid scaring off your date.
But brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you're on your way to encouraging the growth of bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.Click here to read more.
By Baruch B. Lifshitz, D.D.S.
September 26, 2014