Many people assume you should brush your teeth right after eating, as that is when you have the most buildup on your teeth.
However, it’s also when you have the highest amount of acid in your saliva. When combined with the abrasions of brushing, that can actually assist in wearing away the enamel of your teeth.
Instead, it is suggested rinsing your mouth out with water after eating will restore the pH balance in your mouth. Then about a half an hour later, you can brush without risking damage to the enamel on your teeth.
Unfortunately, many people rarely floss. However, it is actually even more important than brushing. Flossing gets food that’s caught between your teeth that you can’t get with a brush. And also protects your gums much more effectively.
While you really shouldn’t brush your teeth right after eating, you now know you should rinse with water and floss instead.
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