You know brushing your teeth twice a day is important. Brushing gets rid of some of the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease.
Though brushing twice a day is important to your oral health, could you be doing it wrong? Does it really matter at what times you brush your teeth as long as you do it twice a day? Yes, it does matter when you brush your teeth.
Brushing at the wrong times a day may cause a few different things. First, you could be causing excess wear on your teeth's enamel. Second, you could be letting bacteria in your mouth stay for too long. And finally, brushing at the wrong times could make your brushing ineffective. Choosing when to brush is just as important as brushing itself. If you're not brushing after you eat breakfast, you may be letting bacteria grow for too long.
Why Brushing After Breakfast is Better?
Many people choose to brush their mouths right when they wake up in the morning. However, this is not the most effective time to brush. When you choose to brush before breakfast, the food you eat for breakfast stay in your mouth. Brushing after breakfast allows you to clean out your mouth and keep it clean until lunch. Besides being better for your oral health, your co-workers may even appreciate the change.
Brushing after breakfast is more effective, but there's some things you should know. When we eat acidic foods, they soften the enamel of your teeth. Brushing right after eating can damage our enamel. If you choose to brush after eating, wait at least 30 minutes to do so. This will give the acid in your mouth time to neutralize. For more information about how to brush properly, we're here to help you. Give our office a call if you're interested in learning more about proper brushing technique.
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