What is the best time to brush your teeth? Is there a best time, or does it make no difference? Should you brush before or after you eat? To help you answer questions like these, we’re happy to give you a few ideas.
People typically prefer to brush their teeth right after they eat to remove the bacterium that causes bad breath and to remove excess food particles. However, the sugars we eat become acid on our teeth. This is natural, and there isn’t anything you can do to prevent it from happening, and we understand that it may be tempting to remove the acid as quickly as you can. But, please wait at least half an hour before you brush. Acid will weaken your enamel, and brushing while your enamel is weakened can damage your teeth. After thirty minutes have passed, your enamel will harden again, and it will be safe to brush again.
In reality, it is completely safe to brush your teeth anytime before a meal, but it can be unpleasant, because the flavor of the food can affect the taste of your food. If you do decide to brush your teeth before you eat, you may want to consider chewing gum, eating an apple, or using mouthwash to stimulate saliva and remove excess food debris.
However, different people embrace both times. For example, there are people who wake up and brush their teeth before breakfast and then brush their teeth after dinner. And that’s completely fine. Just remember to wait thirty minutes after you eat.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.