Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

Brush your teeth twice a dayBrush your teeth twice a day – in the morning and in the evening.

Some people prefer to brush their teeth after each meal. A number of dentists, by the way, recommend adhering to such rules, and all the allegations that with frequent brushing of teeth erased enamel, are considered unreasonable.

However, most experts say that a double brushing of teeth will be sufficient to maintain the purity of the oral cavity and prevent dental caries.

If the evening brushing of teeth is more or less clear (you need to clean before going to bed), then what about the morning procedure? When is it better to brush your teeth: before breakfast or after? The opinions of dentists differ on this score. So, some dentists believe that it is best to conduct the hygienic procedure after breakfast, in order to remove at the same time the remains of food in the oral cavity. Opponents of this approach argue that you need to brush your teeth before breakfast to clean the tongue and enamel from bacterial plaque. If you have breakfast without brushing your teeth, you will swallow the plaque along with the food. So you run the risk of getting problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

The golden rule here can be the following rule. Brush your teeth in the morning before breakfast, and after eating – rinse the mouth with water or a solution of salt.

How to brush your teeth properly

The basic movements in cleaning teeth should be “sweeping” the character. They need to be carried from the gum to the tooth edge. But a continuous move with a toothbrush top-down or side to side is not recommended, because this way you can damage the gums.

At the end of tooth brushing, it is recommended to carry out circular movements with a tooth brush. Thus, you are good polish enamel, as well as hold a massage of the gums.

As for the duration of cleaning your teeth, then this hygienic procedure should be spent 2 to 4 minutes. It is advisable to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes.

When cleaning teeth, do not forget to clean the tongue from the plaque. The space between the teeth should be cleaned with a dental floss. It should be used gently, without injuring the gum. After this procedure, the oral cavity should be rinsed with a warm solution of salt, which will help further disinfect the mucous membranes of the mouth.

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