I feel so guilty when I accidentally fell asleep without brushing my teeth on the night before because I know the importance of good oral hygiene. Without good oral hygiene, there’s an increase risks of getting gum abscess, peritonitis, gingivitis and tooth loss.

Our mouth is so full of bacteria and we need them to begin digestion of food. However, there are about 800 to 1,000 different types of bacteria inhabit our mouth which can actually do some damage. They form a sticky layer called plaque that releases acids that will break down the enamel and cause tooth decay. Not only damaging the teeth, it also causes swollen and painful gums. Therefore, skipping a good oral hygiene routine like brushing or flossing our teeth regularly make our mouth a fertile ground for bad bacteria.

So next time, no matter how sleepy you are at night, never skip brushing your teeth. Make oral hygiene as a habit no matter how busy or tired you are. Teach young kids the important of good oral hygiene from an early age. Bioactive mouthwash and bioactive toothpaste by Dr Nabisar can be great additions to be incorporated into your oral hygiene regime to maintain and promote healthy gum and teeth.