Could Brushing Right After A Meal Be Bad For Your Teeth?

www.huffingtonpost.com Published: November 5, 2013
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Whether you are a diligent brusher of the teeth right after eating, or if you’re like the rest of us and feel a tinge of shame for not doing so, you may be interested in knowing this: at least one study has shown that the practice is not in the best interest of your pearly whites, according to HuffingtonPost.com.



The site reports while some professional opinions vary, a number of top teeth docs agree with the findings. The basic problem is that the sugar in foods is metabolized by the bacteria or plaque on enamel, producing acids that lead to gum disease and cavities.

Common sense suggests that brushing the food particles away as quickly as possible would reduce the problems; but such is not the case, HuffingtonPost.com reports.

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