Hold Off On Brushing Immediately

Hold Off On Brushing Immediately

Rinse your mouth with water

 

Did you know that brushing your teeth immediately after a meal can do more harm than good to your teeth?

That is because when you eat or drink something acidic, the pH in your mouth drops and can take some time to go back to its normal level. This low pH environment in your mouth weakens the tooth’s surface- it actually starts dissolving the enamel. Now imagine scrubbing your already weakened tooth with a toothbrush…

The Academy of General Dentistry suggests an alternative: instead of brushing immediately after eating acidic food or consuming beverages, “the best thing to do is to just rinse your mouth out with water”.

Read more about this in this Wall Street Journal report:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323623304579059222363886720