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End the debate! Dentists tell you if you should brush your teeth before or after eating breakfast
Written by SOT.COM.AL 27 Janar 2021
Brushing your teeth is essential, but not many people know that brushing them too often can damage the enamel.
Or that putting a cap on your toothbrush is actually a bad idea.
There are little things we do every day that really do not do our oral hygiene well. According to the Bright Side, there is a lot of debate about whether to clean them before or after the most important meal of the day: breakfast.
The best time to brush your teeth according to experts
Many people set a specific time to brush their teeth every day: the most common is brushing every morning after waking up and every night before bed. But should you do this before or after your breakfast? Experts claim that you should always clean them beforehand.
Pros of brushing your teeth before breakfast
When you sleep, the bacteria in your mouth multiply. The same bacteria are responsible for the formation of plaque and that is why you always wake up with bad taste and bad breath.
If you brush your teeth right after waking up, this will not be your problem.
Disadvantages of brushing teeth after breakfast
In addition, it is also not recommended to brush your teeth for at least 30 minutes after consuming something containing acidity, toast, coffee and orange juice.
Brushing your teeth after consuming food can affect their enamel and that is why studies suggest that brushing before breakfast is better. So make sure you remember this when you wake up tomorrow.
Tips for those who still prefer to wash them after breakfast
If brushing your teeth after meals fits in best with your daily agenda, at least make sure you follow these tips in order to maintain your dental and oral health: