Brush Teeth, Wait Through 30 Minutes After Eating

3 Nov

If you have a habit of brushing teeth immediately after every meal, it should not be done again. Why? Dental health experts said, brushing your teeth in the span of half an hour after eating or drinking a cup of coffee can seriously affect tooth decay.

Investigators said that after drinking one soda or acid, the acid will erode tooth enamel and the layer under the enamel, called dentin.

Brushing your teeth at the “wrong” – especially in a time period of 20 minutes after eating – can push acid absorbs into the tooth resulting in faster corrosion of the teeth rather than the process of natural decay.

“By brushing your teeth, you actually have pushed deeper into the acidic enamel and dentin,” said Dr. Howard R. Gamble, president of the Academy of General Dentistry in an interview.

Studies have shown that the process will be faster corrosion occurs when teeth brushed within half an hour after a person consumes soft drinks. Habit makes the enamel is damaged.

In the study, researchers asked the volunteers to wear the dentin samples in their mouths, and testing regimen of brushing time different-different. The tests showed, brushing teeth within 20 minutes after drinking beverages that make the teeth become more easily damaged. The study also revealed, for those who just eat spicy food, wait up to an hour after a meal seems to be enough to avoid the negative effects.

“After a period of intra-oral between 30 and 60 minutes, the damage looked significantly less severe than the control group who did not brush my teeth. Concluded that to protect the dentin surface, at least you have to wait over 30 minutes before brushing your teeth and after the erosive attack , “he explained.


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