Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After You Eat?

As you probably know, sugary foods and drinks can actually lead to tooth decay. Similarly, you probably know that you can avoid this problem by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Similarly, you may know that brushing and flossing correctly can help you keep these issues at bay. However, do you know when you should brush?

You should remember to wait about half an hour after you eat before you brush your teeth. You see, after you eat, your enamel can be weakened. If you decide to brush while your teeth are softened, you could actually damage your pearly whites. After half an hour, your enamel will harden again. It is especially important that you avoid brushing for thirty minutes after you eat sugary or acidic foods.

While you should wait at least half an hour after you eat to brush, what can you do if you’re in a hurry? You could brush before you eat, but many people are bothered by how toothpaste affects the flavor of their food. Fortunately, there are toothpastes with milder flavor that won’t have a major impact on your food. If you’re worried that food will affect your breath,
using mouthwash or eating an apple can cover your breath.

If you’re interested in learning more about how or when to floss, please don’t hesitate to give [practice_name] a call at [phone]. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you!

Picking the Right Toothpaste

When you’re focusing on your oral health routine, you likely only take into account the type of toothbrush you’re using and making sure you have the time to brush and floss every day. What you probably don’t think about is the toothpaste you use.

Let’s look at how you can pick the right toothpaste and why it can make a difference in your oral health.

What’s the best?

The simplest answer to this question is any toothpaste that has the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. This means the ADA has tested the toothpaste to ensure the claims by the manufacturer are true, and that it actually improves your tooth health.

However, if you need to whiten your smile, or have problems with plaque buildup, you should look at toothpaste that addresses those problems specifically. Doing so will help you target the parts of your oral health with which you have the most trouble and ensure that you have the best oral health possible.

Why does it matter?

Some toothpaste isn’t made with the best of ingredients, and others simply don’t do what they promise. That’s why looking for the ADA seal of approval is so important when you’re shopping for toothpaste.

Using the right toothpaste can help boost your oral health to where it needs to be.

If you need more help on finding the right toothpaste, call us today at [phone] to get the recommendations from Dr. [doctor_name] and see what [heshe] has to say.