Brushing your teeth immediately after eating is dangerous: the dentist explained why it is bad

(ORDO NEWS) — Plaque formation, caries, periodontal disease are diseases of the teeth and gums that can be prevented by regularly brushing your teeth. Not taking care of your oral hygiene might lead you to consult emergency dental specialists like the ones at Briargate Dental Center (https://briargatedental.com/new-patient-center/emergency/) or similar others.

One should brush their teeth in the morning, evening and after meals. However, dentist Hannah Kinsella told why it is undesirable to do this immediately after a meal.

This is reported by Express.

Handling a toothbrush right after a meal is the wrong approach to oral hygiene. This damages the tooth enamel. Better to wait half an hour, and only then start brushing your teeth. Thus, citric acid, which is found in many products, will cease to affect the enamel.

Enamel is the protective shell of the teeth. It is one of the most potent substances in nature and is easily damaged by pressing your toothbrush after eating. In the next 30 minutes after a meal, the teeth are especially sensitive and vulnerable, it is better to do nothing during this period. The best thing to do during these 30 minutes is to rinse your mouth with plain water or chew peppermint gum.

Also, the dentist recommends not to apply too much pressure on the brush. Because in this way you put increased pressure on the teeth. This will lead to increased sensitivity.

The dentist strongly advises the use of dental floss and mouthwash to maintain oral hygiene. They have proven their effectiveness long ago. When combined with toothpaste, you will provide maximum protection for your gums and teeth.

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