Brush your teeth before or after breakfast: Which is right?

1 0
Spread the love
Read Time:1 Minute, 43 Second

We all agree that you should brush your teeth two to three times a day. But opinions differ when it comes to whether it’s better to brush your teeth before or after breakfast.

Most people don’t give much thought to the question of when the right time for oral hygiene is in the morning. No wonder, because after getting up, you first want to grab a cup of coffee. And, to be honest, even dentists don’t quite agree on whether it’s better to brush your teeth before or after breakfast.

When we sleep, a lot of bacteria colonise our mouths. However, less saliva is produced during sleep, ensuring that acid-forming bacteria are killed. Incidentally, this is also why we have bad breath in the morning. And to combat this, we prefer to brush our teeth straight after getting up. But is this the right thing to do?

Many dentists recommend brushing your teeth immediately after getting up and, therefore, before breakfast. However, this is not ideal. As stomach acid builds up on the teeth overnight, the top layer of enamel is eroded if you brush your teeth immediately after getting up.

It is better to brush your teeth after breakfast. However, you should wait half an hour before brushing your teeth. The acid in food attacks the tooth enamel and softens it for about 30 minutes. If you brush your teeth straight after eating, you rub the tooth surface and risk damage.

Never brush your teeth directly after eating
Brushing your teeth, neither directly before nor directly after eating, is the right thing to do. If you don’t have much time in the morning to wait half an hour after eating, brushing your teeth beforehand is better. It’s not good, but it’s better than immediately after breakfast. Plan enough time in the morning, enjoy breakfast, and only reach for your toothbrush half an hour later. You may sleep half an hour less this way, but our teeth will thank you in the long run.

  • hp with reference from webrazzia.com/picture: pixabay.com
Happy
Happy
100 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

This post has already been read 2353 times!

Related posts

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Comment