If you leave that in your mouth at night, it calcifies your plaque and increases the damage the acids in your mouth are able to do to your teeth.
The Danger of Leaving Your Teeth Dirty When You Go to SleepJust like everything else on the planet that is alive, the bacteria that are alive in your mouth give off waste. This waste, if you do not brush your teeth, sits on your teeth all night long.
The waste is like putting straight acid on your teeth, and it causes a rapid breakdown of your tooth's enamel. Instead of going to sleep with this covering your teeth, brushing and flossing before bed gets rid of the majority of it, helping to keep your mouth healthier.
Making Brushing Before Bed a Little EasierThe best way to make brushing right before bed an easier task to remember, is to make it a part of your nighttime routine. Wash your face, use the washroom, brush and floss, then head to bed. Do it in the same order each night for a month, and by the end of that month, you will be doing it out of pure habit instead of having to think about it first.
It happens that we fall asleep now and again at night without meaning to, but if you regularly forget to brush before bed, make sure to contact our office today. They may want to see you a bit more often than every six months.