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Samar
September 14, 2015

Is brushing teeth after meals healthy or not?

Is brushing teeth after meals healthy or not?

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  • Seema  / September 14, 2015
    Answered by Seema

    If you rush to grab your toothbrush right after your meal thinking it is a good idea, you are wrong! You may push the acid deeper into the enamel and the dentin (the layer under the enamel). Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.

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  • Nyumbu  / September 14, 2015
    Answered by Nyumbu

    Brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks increases the chance of enamel erosion. Therefore, to help prevent dental erosion, it is recommended you avoid brushing for at least 60 minutes after eating or drinking acidic food...  more

    Brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks increases the chance of enamel erosion. Therefore, to help prevent dental erosion, it is recommended you avoid brushing for at least 60 minutes after eating or drinking acidic foods or drinks.

     

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