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What is the best time to brush your teeth? Is there a best time, or does it make no difference? Should you brush before or after you eat? To help you answer questions like these, we’re happy to give you a few ideas.

People typically prefer to brush their teeth right after they eat to remove the bacterium that causes bad breath and to remove excess food particles. However, the sugars we eat become acid on our teeth. This is a natural occurrence, and you may think the best thing you could do is remove the acid as quickly as possible. However, please don’t. The acid will weaken your enamel, and brushing while your enamel is weakened may damage your teeth. We recommend waiting to brush for at least half an hour after you eat so your enamel will have time to harden again.

Really, it is probably safer to brush before you eat—you won’t be in danger of damaging your enamel that way—but, be careful. Some of the ingredients inside most toothpaste will affect the flavor of your food. A good idea may be to brush before you eat, and then to use mouthwash after your meal. This should carry away the food debris and keep your breath fresh.

However, different people embrace both times. For example, there are people who wake up and brush their teeth before breakfast and then brush their teeth after dinner. And that’s completely fine. Just remember to wait thirty minutes after you eat.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.