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    Dental Experts Debate Merits of Skipping Morning Tooth Brushing


    A popular social media post recently sparked discussion around the merits of avoiding tooth brushing in the morning. The creator suggested allowing the naturally occurring bacteria in one's mouth overnight to absorb any available B12 before rinsing away. While intriguing, dental professionals are split on this unconventional recommendation and whether it truly benefits vitamin levels.

    Two leading dentists weighed in with differing perspectives on the proposal. One acknowledged oral bacteria can synthesize cobalamin, commonly called B12. However, robust evidence is still lacking on how much could transfer to the body this way or whether swallowing saliva achieves significant absorption. Our bodies rely on dietary intake or supplements for B12 and simply washing the mouth has not been shown to impact overall levels.

    The other expert agreed while B12 plays an important role in oral and whole-body , leaving plaque and bacteria overnight carries too many downsides. Putting off morning brushing enables buildup that can accelerate issues over time such as cavities, gum disease, and halitosis. Regular cleaning aids in prevention by disrupting such accumulations before they worsen. Both conceded further studies are warranted, yet current guidelines stress routine brushing and hygiene habits for maximum dental protection.

    Those considering an adjustment should heed signs like increased plaque, discomfort, or odor as potential signs to resume normal care. Small changes to habits could significantly impact oral health if not closely monitored. As the morning routine debate continues among professionals, overall consensus upholds established practices focused on long-term care over potential transient benefits remaining unproven. Maintaining strong pearly whites still relies on diligent at-home hygiene each and every day.

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