Sounds like a pretty basic question for a dentist, does not it? In fact, I'm not really asked that question often because "everyone knows" you should brush your teeth twice a day. But should you really?
After all, you can pick up almost any tube of toothpaste and it says right there "brush twice daily, or as directed by your dentist".
Some time ago, I started asking patients how often they brushed their teeth when they came in for their periodic cleanings. The most common answer – by far – is "twice a day." My next question is usually, "Yes, but when during the day do you brush?" As you read this, many of you who do brush twice daily are thinking "when I get up and again before I go to bed."
If you have experienced dental cavities, that could be part of the problem.
When I mention this … Read More