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Do you brush your teeth before or after you have your breakfast?
I brush mine before breakfast.
I rest my case.
you've brushed your teeth after all of that late night snacking, sure, but then you're about to go and eat another meal which will stay in your teeth till after lunch (assuming you brush floss then). not to mention the fact that toothpaste and orange juice combine to make one of the worst flavours ever...
apparentlt i feel quite strongly about this topic : )
There are higher levels of acids in your mouth, and therefore you will increase eroding the enamel off your teeth.
That's what I'm going for anyway.
Brushing your teeth when you've just eaten is much better for your teeth in general though, as it means that the sugar doesn't sit on your teeth and get turned into plaque.
Actually before if there's going to be a good hour or so before breakfast.
Fuck it, I'm brushing before and after breakfast from now on.
I also read somewhere on the internet that rinsing and gargling with grapefruit juice is highly recommended.
Thats like cleaning your room and then taking a shit in the middle of the floor.
As I don't eat breakfast until I get to work.
Side note: I hate brushing my teeth before bed, it really pisses me off. I eat a lot and usually snack late, but before I go to bed I have to replace the nice leftover taste from my last snack with the artificial, harsh mint taste of toothpaste. FUCK OFF.
Sorry, I just really wanted to write that.
Thanks for listening.
Weetabix breath? Do you brush your teeth after EVERY meal? Nah. Before is what you're supposed to do: if you do it after, whilst it might make 'sense' it does your teeth more damage because you're brushing in anything harsh from the juice/toast/cereal etc and rubbing the enamel off your teeth.
but I thought that only applied if you drank something particularly acidy (fruit juice) and even then you just waited for some time before brushing and were also supposed to use a straw to drink the juice.
(who, admittedly, I've not seen for about 6 years.)
or just before breakfast?
did anyone else have a minor revelation in their mid-twenties about the fragility of teeth and then start putting a lot more effort into brushing, flossing, mouth wash etc?
I went for the first time in about 6-7 years when I was 24 or something. Now I'm flossing, getting check ups twice a year and even going to the hygienist. Still seem to need a load of fillings though, so maybe I'm not doing so well.
Five fillings and an empty wallet.
My teeth didn't give me any bother in that eight year dentist-free desert, and now they feel funny if I eat something really sugary, or very hot tea, or ice cream.
and is liquid with tiny white crystals
the conventional thick white paste tastes horrendous and gathers where my gums recede (tragically)
always before. and if my teeth have breakfast in them, i'll brush again. it only takes a few minutes after all
as it drips from your mouth is an example of the ways in which our patriachal hegemony seeks to normalise the act of fellatio, by forcing us to make the subconcious link to better oral hygeine.
Might e-mail it to myself, great work.
Bathroom -> Clothes -> Breakfast -> Out.
That's how I roll. Don't like to retrace my steps. It confuces my fragile emotional state of a morning. If you rinse properly the OJ/mint interface really isn't an issue.
The OJ/Mint thing is always an issue for a long time after you clean the teeth.
ALSO, Clothes before breakfast? What if you spilt milk down your work outfit?
shower -> breakfast -> bathroom -> clothes -> go.
if you're brushing your teeth before breakfast, you may as well not bother. you brushed your teeth before bed. what the fuck are you doing?
if you're brushing twice a day, who gives a damn?
if you do it before breakfast. it's not about brushing twice a day at any time you feel like.
British Dental Health Foundation:
"Brush your teeth carefully for two minutes before breakfast and after your last drink before bedtime."
" Acidic foods and drinks, such as oranges, grapefruit and fruit juices that are often eaten at breakfast time, soften the enamel on your teeth. Brushing immediately afterward wears the enamel away, and can cause dental erosion, which may lead to pain and extreme sensitivity in the teeth, and also lead to cosmetic problems."
i still think it's a waste of time.
Let's see what Dr Philip Stemmer, dental surgeon with the Teeth for Life Centre *knows* and has to say on the matter...
"Always brush your teeth before breakfast. As we sleep, bacteria and plaque form on our teeth. The bacteria are then multiplied by the sugar and acid in our breakfast food, which increases the risk of tooth decay."
"Brushing before you eat removes this bacteria. The fluoride in the toothpaste also coats the teeth, thereby protecting them against acid and sugar. If you do brush after eating, wait at least half an hour because the food acids and sugars temporarily weaken the protective enamel on the teeth."
"If you clean your teeth too soon, you are actually brushing away at this enamel before it hardens again. The best routine is to brush your teeth before a meal, and then freshen up and remove excess food after eating using an alcohol-free mouthwash."
It's a quote attributed to a qualified dental surgeon, not an flouncey opinion piece.
who's been hand picked to provide a quote they wanted. They probably want to privitise our teeth or something and farm out the brushing service to the private sector.
He knows what he's on about. He's a bit mental, but he knows his shizzle.
I've also attended roughly 20 lectures and talks where they say exactly what Wza is linking to.
I sometimes miss working for the dental press. Then I realise it was kinda boring.
oh, never mind
but really shouldn't you being doing it before and half an hour afterward then?
However, if someone is near me (and this tends to happen in work after lunch more than anywhere else) and has smelly breath, it tends to make me despise them. There are obviously other ways to have nice breath, however i don't *think* that they tend to be as effective.
a friend of mine's dad was a dentist and used to always say never to use mouthwash. But this was about 20 years ago, so things may have changed.
And if it does - chew some gum, y'know?
I've just had a couple of fundamental facets in my understanding of tooth-brushing practice overturned, I've said I've taken most of it back and but maintained some reasonable doubts. You can't expect someone to just abandon all these things in one Friday. You just can't. What more do you vultures want from me?
before breakfast but only because I don't have breakfast until I get to work.
On days when I'm at home I eat then brush
Brushing my teeth is one of the first things I do when I get up.
And so I am unsure of how to answer this in the best possible way.
I think I managed, though.