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Taking Care of Your Teeth

when should I brush my teeth, before breakfast or after that?
Please be aware that, for achieving oral health, you should brush your teeth after every meal.
But, it is recommended to brush your teeth before breakfast because of 2 reasons:
1) As we sleep, bacteria and plaque form on our teeth. The bacteria are then multiplied by the sugar and acid in our breakfast food, which increases the risk of tooth decay.
Brushing before you eat removes this bacteria. The fluoride in the ...toothpaste also coats the teeth, thereby protecting them against acid and sugar.
2) According to British Dental Health Foundation, Brushing your teeth before you eat breakfast can help to prevent the dental erosion that can wear away your teeth.
Acidic foods and drinks, such as oranges, grapefruit and fruit juices that are often eaten at breakfast time, soften the enamel on your teeth. Brushing immediately afterward wears the enamel away, and can cause dental erosion, which may lead to pain and extreme sensitivity in the teeth, and also lead to cosmetic problems.
The saliva in your mouth neutralises the acidity and restores its natural balance. However research has shown that this can take up to an hour.
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