Had a nice evening and you made it very late? Then you will immediately go to bed when you get home – and you don't feel like brushing your teeth. Can't hurt anyway?
That is therefore quite disappointing. The advice to brush twice a day is a serious health advice. Going to sleep with a layer of food and drink that has been on your teeth for more than 20 hours is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. When you go with your tongue along your teeth and gums during the day, you may feel that some parts of your teeth feel a bit stiffer. That is plaque, this is removed by brushing. Remaining dental plaque attacks your enamel, which can cause cavities and inflammation. In addition, your mouth is like the gateway to your body, an inflammation that starts in your mouth can end up in the bloodstream and that is not always without consequences. These oral conditions not only have to do with short-term damage, but also have unpleasant long-term effects, such as possible Alzheimer's, diabetes and premature birth during pregnancy. Oops, just brush your teeth tonight …!