Brushing your teeth is a habit that everyone should have among their daily chores. The ideal is to brush your teeth after each meal, and also floss at least three times a day, since the remains of food that remain in the mouth can lead to many diseases.

After a day without brushing your teeth …

By not brushing your teeth for a day, a thin layer of plaque begins to accumulate that serves as a deposit of microorganisms on the outside of the teeth. In just 24 hours it is likely that no damage will develop but if it is not acted on in time, these bacteria continue to proliferate and in about forty-eight hours they already begin to cause havoc and problems such as halitosis.

After a week …

When a week passes after the last toothbrush, the fact of not brushing your teeth becomes a habit and they continue to accumulate remains of food and drinks that feed bacteria. This layer of plaque that builds up is getting thicker and more odorless. In addition, after several days gingivitis begins to develop, an oral condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the gums, which can also cause small bleeding.

One month…

When after a month you have not had even a minimum hygiene of the oral cavity. the bacteria that live inside the mouth, at this point already very strong, begin their decomposition process.

This begins to cause inflammation and redness of the gums and also increases the risk of tooth decay by large amounts, especially if you eat foods with high levels of sugar.

White spots or stains begin to appear on the teeth that indicate decalcification of the enamel, which is a very obvious sign of the deterioration that these neglected teeth are suffering.

One year…

Here the situation is already quite serious, at this point it is your own saliva that is responsible for forming dental cavities and holes in the teeth. The accumulation of plaque becomes a secondary problem at this point, the gums become even more inflamed and take on a dark red color.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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