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Why Do We Suggest Waiting a Half An Hour After Eating to Brush?

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Evan
Why Do We Suggest Waiting a Half An Hour After Eating to Brush?There are three known ways to keep your teeth healthy. The first is to ensure you brush at least once or two times a day. The other is to floss on a daily basis in order to get rid of the food substances in between your teeth. The third, and of equal importance, is to ensure that you see a dentist once every three months for a full mouth cleaning procedure and inspection of your teeth. However, there are people who enjoy brushing their teeth a lot more times.

How Many Times Should I Brush My Teeth In One Day?

There is not one single oral health formula that works for everyone in the world. The dentist will advise on a routine that works for most people and tell you how to maintain healthy teeth. However, there are people who believe that you need to brush your teeth every single time you eat, and follow this religiously. This is okay but could sometimes wear out the outer part of your tooth. The best thing would be to rinse your mouth with water to wash down food particles during meals eaten in between the day.

Why Should I Wait Half An Hour Before Brushing?

It is advisable to wait for at least thirty minutes after eating to brush your teeth so that you reduce the friction and erosion process. Sometimes, the food and beverages we consume have citric acids which soften the enamel of the tooth and could cause damage when brushing occurs.

Would you like to know more about how to maintain your teeth in perfect condition? Give us a call today and have a trained dentist take you through the right procedure. You can also schedule a visit and get to know whether you are brushing your teeth the right way.

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Murphy, TX 75094

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