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Brushing Teeth Right After Eating

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After I have something to eat, I brush my teeth right away. That way after having a minty, clean mouth, I don't want to mess it up with anything like chocolate, or a salty snack. It just won't taste the same. And why brush your teeth if you're just going to eat something else, right? That also gives me time to get over the craving I have right after a meal, for something sweet to... 'top it off'.

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  • I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does this. emoticon - by KCEMMOMMA
  • Thank you for your concern FCARMICH, but I'm eating a very alkaline diet (rarely eat acidic foods) and by 'right away' I meant I brush within a few minutes... not waiting hours or until I go to bed. I guess I came across as I was brushing within 2 minutes of eating, and that's not the case. But thank you for the information, I'm sure someone can use it. - by SIERRAGOLD
  • Bad Idea -- brushing right after eating, esp. acidic foods, can cause enamel damage. Instead drink some water and wait 20-30 minutes before brushing. Chewing sugarless gum is another good idea. - by FCARMICH

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