What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?


You’ve likely been told since you were a child that you need to brush your teeth daily — even twice a day. And, you might not always heed this advice. Well, you’re not alone. According to new research conducted by an oral care start-up called Hello Products, the average millennial goes two or more days without brushing their teeth.

The survey also found 30 percent of millennials only brush their teeth once a day, with 22 percent of saying they avoid getting a professional cleaning because they don’t the taste of the toothpaste.

Whelp, those millennials may be smart in other ways, but if they don’t get this brushing thing down, they won’t have much to smile for simply because their smiles will be riddled with nasty. And to help educate them (and the many, many others) who don’t think that brushing is necessary, here’s what happens if you don’t brush your teeth:

1. You’ll have bad breath

OK, OK. You can argue all day that gum and breath fresheners cand solve this issue, but you’ll be W-R-O-N-G, wrong! Gum and mints don’t take this morning’s eggs and bacon off your teeth and tongue, nor will it take that chimichanga you had for lunch away either. What you’ll have instead is a bacony-eggy-chimychonga-y-minty taste inside your mouth that you will spread each time you open your mouth. And forget about getting a goodnight kiss. End of story.