DO THIS ONE THING For Healthier, CLEANER TEETH….

Rinse your mouth out with water after every meal and/or after you drink coffee, tea, an energy drink or juice. That’s it. It’s a simple solution but it will make a HUGE difference.

Brush your teeth twice a day. Of course. Floss? Yes.

Let’s be realistic here, brushing is super important… but how many of us travel with a toothbrush or even remember (in the midst of a busy day) to brush our teeth after every meal or when we finish our coffee?

ACTUALLY, brushing your teeth right after a meal can do more harm than good. Your mouth is filled with bacteria and residual particles of food (sugars, starches, acids) and when you start brushing your teeth after a meal, you are grinding those particles into your teeth. That can harm the enamel.

it IS entirely possible that a person could brush too much.

When you rinse your mouth out with water after drinking coffee or eating lunch, you remove a significant amount of bacteria from your teeth and it’s easy on your gums and enamel. That’s why I highly recommend making this a habit.

Eve if you just take a few sips of water after a meal, you end up clearing your mouth of bacteria and protecting your teeth.

“A quick rinse with water in your mouth will boost your body’s natural ability to clean itself after a mealRinsing with water protects your enamel by removing food and sugar leftover, and about 30% of oral bacteria without the forces of brushing that, when combined with acid, can damage your enamel.” STOP BRUSHING AFTER YOU EAT- https://www.drtimtaylor.com/blog/stop-brushing-eat-instead/

“Water, however, cleans your mouth with every sip. It washes away leftover food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for. It also dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth. You’ll still need to brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth, but drinking water through the day will go a long way toward keeping your smile cavity-free.” 4 REASONS WATER IS THE BEST BEVERAGE FOR YOUR TEETH- https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/water-best-beverage 

“Brushing right after meals can mean that you are actually attacking your teeth! Even soft-bristled toothbrushes can be highly abrasive when enamel is already weakened by high acid levels.  It’s best to let saliva do its job after you eat.  You can help the process along by rinsing your mouth with water or chewing sugarless gum which will help to increase the amount of saliva in your mouth even more.” BRUSHING IMMEDIATELY AFTER EATING MAY HARM YOUIR TEETH- https://www.awildsmile.com/blog/brushing-after-meals/

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