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May 15, 2021 The simple answer is NO. When you skip a brushing and flossing session, you are allowing bacteria to remain undisturbed on your teeth and below the gumline. Bacteria excrete acid, which eats away at your teeth.
May 15, 2021 There are more than 500 species of bacteria making themselves at home in the plaque accumulating on your teeth throughout the day (and night). This is why we brush 2x day and floss at least 1x a day- disrupting the bacteria prevents attachment and cleans most of it away.
May 15, 2021 Brushing is encouraged to be done twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss once a day. Over-brushing your teeth and gums can cause damage - recession and sensitivity.
May 15, 2021 A custom fitted night guard (occlusal splint) is the best defense when it comes to grinding your teeth at night. The flexible guards you find at the drug store don't offer very much protection against grinding and clenching.
May 15, 2021 Growing up, we are given so many well intended warnings - sugar will rot your teeth, if you can't feel the burn your mouth wash isn't working, everyone should have their wisdom teeth removed, etc.

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