Teeth: damage caused by cleaning

Post 37:

Sometimes less is more

So you eat a sweet or decide to brush your teeth shortly after a meal thinking it’ll help your teeth, actually you would be doing more damage!

It turns out that your saliva (and natural enzymes) contains important enzymes which break down food in your mouth. For example, amalyze breaks down starch. If you brush your teeth soon after eating you are brushing/washing away this good bacteria and natural enzyme. So brushing can (in some cases) cause more damage to your teeth than good.

When to brush your teeth?

Leave it for about an hour after eating. That way your body will try to dissolve the chemicals from your food, the brush can do the rest.

Post 37, over and out


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