This is the best time to brush your teeth

September 07, 2018 by Dr. Andrew Smyth  •  Original Post

A study found that advice on when is best to brush your teeth is inconsistent 

MOLLIE GOODFELLOW
@hansmollman
27 January 2016

The standard advice from dentists has long been to brush our teeth twice a day, regularly floss and use mouthwash.

Its part of the morning and evening routine, and some people even brush their teeth after every meal. But when is the best time to brush your teeth?

According to a study undertaken by researchers at the University College London, due to the absence of good research, advice on the best way to brush teeth is confusing and inconsistent. 

Some dentists recommend you wait a certain amount of time after eating certain foods or drinking certain drinks, such as fizzy drinks or wine, so as not to damage the tooth enamel.

“It is best to brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and evening," he said.

"You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating to brush the teeth, otherwise the acid can damage the tooth surface. Brushing before bed is really important, as otherwise the food can sit against the surface of the teeth and cause them to decay overnight."

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