No Brushing

We have the habit of immediately brushing our teeth after having a meal, but new studies suggest we wait at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. This is because the acids in many foods soften tooth enamel, making it vulnerable to damage from brushing. When you wait, the acids will have cleared and the enamel will have re-hardened. You can't speed the process so don't think about short cuts. Rinsing your mouth won't make a difference either.

4 comments:

Johanna said...

Thanks for the info. Now, I'll wait for an hour before brushing my teeth..I'll share this info to some friends..Thanks ^^,

Bryan said...

Thanks for your post, very informative. I've just knew about it. I thought brushing every after meal, i mean right after, is the best to prevent tooth decay and other tooth problems.

Anna said...

Now I found an excuse! Ha,ha,ha! I guess there is a difference between delayed in brushing than not brushing at all? Kidding aside, thanks for the info. I really do not like brushing immediately after eating.

Rose Belle said...

Yikes! I brush after each meal all the time. Funny how our teeth are the strongest bone from our entire skeletal system yet so easy to get cavities. Great info to know and share with others!

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