Even if you practice great oral care at home, it is important to see your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. Let your dentist know about any changes in your overall health during these visits.
We all brush our teeth when we get ready in the morning, but some people have developed a habit of neglecting their teeth at night. It's especially important to follow a good oral hygiene routine at night, because bacteria increases in our mouths overnight. In order to prevent cavities, we need to go to bed with clean teeth so that the bacteria don't have any food particles to break down and feed off of. Basically, before going to sleep at night you should take care of your teeth by following a basic oral hygiene routine: brushing, flossing, and rinsing.