eli5: Why is it recommended by dentists to brush your teeth in the morning and not just only at night?

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In the morning I scrape my tongue and use mouthwash so it smells clean (to me)

But I haven’t eaten anything yet. So why brush before breakfast.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Bacteria builds up in your mouth while you sleep and it’s best to get rid of that bacteria before you eat. It helps protect your enamel.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Bacteria builds up in your mouth while you sleep and it’s best to get rid of that bacteria before you eat. It helps protect your enamel.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Brush after breakfast, not before. The “brush before breakfast” theory is based on lab conditions that have little bearing on real life behavior.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Brush after breakfast, not before. The “brush before breakfast” theory is based on lab conditions that have little bearing on real life behavior.

Anonymous 0 Comments

When you sleep, your mouth becomes dry. This enables bacteria to thrive. Morning breath is the result of that bacterial activity.

Your night before brush is also never perfect. There are always some food particles left.

Anonymous 0 Comments

When you sleep, your mouth becomes dry. This enables bacteria to thrive. Morning breath is the result of that bacterial activity.

Your night before brush is also never perfect. There are always some food particles left.