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Dentist names 3 cases when you shouldn't brush your teeth

Dentist names 3 cases when you shouldn't brush your teeth When you shouldn't brush your teeth (photo: Freepik)

You should brush your teeth every day because oral hygiene is very important. However, there are times when you need to refrain from this habit, according to Express Health and Doc.ua.

Immediately after throwing up

Dentist Shaadi Manuchehri says that you shouldn't brush your teeth after throwing up because the contents of your stomach are quite acidic, and then your mouth gets this quite acidic state.

Therefore, if you start brushing your teeth, it will only lead to the fact that you will start to wear away your tooth enamel.

The doctor advises to drink a glass of water and rinse your mouth first because preserving tooth enamel is a very important task that will help prevent a lot of diseases and toothaches.

Immediately after breakfast

The expert noted that immediately after breakfast, an acidic environment occurs in the mouth. So you will rub the tooth with acid and minerals with your brush, and this will lead to rapid wear.

Immediately after eating sweets

The dentist said that if you ate candy in the morning, you should wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth. Sweets turn into acid in the mouth, and when you brush, it will rub into the enamel and destroy the tooth.

It is important to remember that brushing should last at least two minutes.

Mistakes in dental care

Using a toothbrush for too long

With regular use (twice a day, seven days a week), the average lifespan of a toothbrush is about three months.

After about 200 uses, you need to replace the brush because the bristles are worn and frayed.

Brushing too hard

There is a misconception that the harder you brush, the better. Too much brushing can lead to wear and tear on tooth enamel and gums, as well as cause tooth sensitivity.

Brushing your teeth more than twice a day

There is no need to brush your teeth more than twice a day. If you brush after every meal, tooth enamel will gradually wear off and gums will be damaged, and this should not be allowed.

Neglecting tongue brushing

The tongue is a repository of germs and, most often, the cause of bad breath. When you're done brushing your teeth, use a tongue scraper or brush it with a toothbrush.