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Reasons to Wait After Eating Before You Brush
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Dr. VanBrunt
Last week, one of our husbands celebrated a milestone birthday. He went all in for his big meal: he had steak, bake potato, a huge slice of garlic bread, a salad, some wine- -and a double-decker sized piece of red velvet cake with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. After the celebration was done, our co-worker's mother mentioned that she needed to tell her husband to go right in and brush his teeth, or the party was going to be continuing in his mouth for a while. Her response? “Nope, you have to wait a while yet.” Was she right? Of course, she was. You should always wait at least a few minutes to brush after you eat. We know that sounds crazy, because sugar, grains, and processed foods in general encourage the bacteria living in your mouth to continue to grow. When that happens, the bacteria create acids that can damage your teeth. That's why we brush in the first place. However, if you brush too early, you may not be doing your mouth as much good. When Is A Good Time To Brush?While most adults think teeth should be brushed as soon as you finish eating, so that the bacteria have no chance to grow, research says you should wait at least 30 to 60 minutes after eating before you brush your teeth. That's because if you brush your teeth right away, you may miss some of the food particles that are still swirling around in your mouth. It takes a little while for them to land on the surface of your tooth. If you wait, you will be able to get as many particles of food off your teeth as possible. If you have questions about when to brush, or you want to ask about how you can improve your oral hygiene, give us a call. We would love to talk to you about making sure your teeth are at their best!...

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