We often hear the importance of brushing twice a day. Sometimes we hear that it is a good idea to brush after every meal. However, brushing immediately after eating is not always the most ideal time to brush!
If you have just finished eating something acidic, such as oranges, grapefruits or any other acidic food or drink, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods that contain citric acid are known to weaken tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth too soon after eating something acidic can increase your chances of damaging your tooth enamel.
Instead of brushing right away, drink a glass of water! Water helps to naturally wash away the acidity. Another great option, instead of brushing right away is to eat something that is low in carbohydrates and sugar. These foods can also help to reduce acidity levels in the mouth.
No matter the case, good oral hygiene and a healthy diet are important for good oral care. It is also important regularly visit us, your experienced and dental clinic for a professional dental exam and cleaning. Contact us for your next appointment at ToothMatters Dental Clinic in Richmond Hill. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!