As you may know, sugary foods and drinks can actually lead to tooth decay. You may also know that you can avoid this problem by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Similarly, you may know that brushing and flossing correctly can help you keep these issues at bay. However, do you know when you should brush?
You should remember to wait about half an hour after you eat before you brush your teeth. You see, after you eat, your enamel will weaken. If you decide to brush while your teeth are softened, you could actually damage your pearly whites. After half an hour, your enamel will harden again. It is especially careful that you avoid brushing for thirty minutes after you eat sugary or acidic foods.
You may want to brush in the morning before you eat—especiAs you may know, sugary foods and drinks can actually lead to tooth decay. You may also know that you can avoid this problem by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. ally if you’re in a hurry. However, many people don’t like brushing their teeth because the flavor of their toothpaste can affect their food. Fortunately, there are a number of toothpastes you could use that don’t have an overpowering flavor. If you’re worried about how your breakfast can affect breath, we recommend eating an apple or chewing sugar-free gum.
If you’re interested in learning more about how or when to brush, please don’t hesitate to give Chicago Bright Smiles a call at 312-642-5107. Dr. Sudi Rafieian and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you!