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Should I Brush Before Breakfast or After I Eat?

Posted on 8/9/2021 by Henricksen Family Dental
Should I Brush Before Breakfast or After I Eat?Your oral hygiene routine is important as it affects everything in your mouth. Knowing when to brush your teeth in the morning is crucial to prevent tooth decay.

Plan Your Breakfast First

When you brush your teeth in the morning depends on what your breakfast looks like. If your breakfast will contain food and drinks that are heavy on carbs and sugar, brushing your teeth after this meal can help reduce bacteria in your mouth, which will help to prevent tooth decay.

If you are planning on consuming a breakfast that is high in acidic foods, it may be better to brush your teeth before breakfast. Acidic foods like grapefruit, pineapple, orange juice, and even coffee can weaken your tooth enamel. The acid in these foods and beverages attacks your teeth after you put it in your mouth. It may take around 30 to 45 minutes for your salivary glands, which produce saliva, to produce enough saliva to remineralize and restore the enamel to its previous state. Brushing your teeth too soon after you eat acidic foods can damage your teeth. Let your saliva do its job. Instead of brushing after a breakfast of acidic foods, consider swishing with water to help wash away the acids from your teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene is Critical

Developing and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is critical for healthy teeth long term. Use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth two times each day for two minutes at each brushing session. Don't brush too hard. Floss once a day as well. Doing these things routinely every day will minimize tooth decay and keep your teeth looking great.

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Regardless of the state of your oral health, it is important to come to our office for a professional cleaning and dental exam every six months. Everyone needs a cleaning and exam because gorgeous teeth are healthy teeth, plus it lets us identify problems early on. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!

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