Are You Damaging Your Teeth By Brushing Them?

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Strong, white teeth are a god indicator of a healthy lifestyle. However, recent studies have indicated that brushing your teeth straight after eating is not a good idea.

It would seem common sense, to brush away any food particles which may have remained from your meal or snack.

This has been the commonly accepted dental practice for a great number of years.

The theory behind this is that the sugars in foods are metabolized by any plaque or bacteria on the tooth enamel, which produces acid and causes cavities and gum disease.

The Academy of General Dentistry is now advocating avoiding brushing straight after eating. The reason behind this is the acidity level of the mouth.

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The ideal PH level for the mouth is approximately seven.

Most foods which cause tooth cavities contain sugar but “are very acidic themselves” according to Jeffrey M Cole, a former president of the dental advocacy group.

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