Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brushing After Meals?

Even though we have all been taught this is the proper thing to do, if you brush too close after your meal you can be doing more damage than good.

Brushing within half an hour of eating a meal or drinking a cup of coffee could ensure your teeth suffer worse damage. 

After drinking soda or acidic drinks, the acid burns into the enamel of your teeth - and the layer below the enamel, called 'dentin'.

Brushing at the 'wrong' time - particularly within 20 minutes of finishing a meal - can drive the acid deeper into your teeth, corroding them far faster than they would have rotted by themselves.


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