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January 26th, 2012
How often should I brush my teeth?
In general you should brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and last thing before you go to bed at night. The morning brush gets rid of that ‘morning breath’ taste and smell and the night brush removes plaque and food debris that has accumulated over the course of the day.
It may be suitable to brush during the day as well, particularly if you are eating or drinking a lot of sweet things. However, be aware that too much brushing can wear away the tooth enamel and weaken your teeth. This is particularly important as leaving teeth uncleaned overnight allows the sugars from the food in your mouth to turn into acid. It is this acid that can cause dental decay and cavities.