Most people are aware of the importance of regularly brushing their teeth. Dentists make sure to constantly stress the importance of proper brushing techniques and brushing at least once daily. Ideally, brushing twice a day (or after all meals) would be the best way to help.
Those who do happen to brush twice daily usually do it once after they wake up and once before they go to bed, but there may be a better time to do it in the evening. “As it turns out, brushing in the space between dinner and bedtime is technically even better for your teeth than brushing right before bed. That’s because it gives the fluoride in your toothpaste more time to strengthen your teeth and build up their barrier to acid before you go to sleep, says Denis Kinane, B.D.S, Ph.D, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine. But don’t head to the bathroom right after you eat: Dinner is a time of peak acid exposure, which softens the surface layer of your enamel, says Greatist Expert Yanfang Ren, D.D.S., Ph.D. Immediately going at will remove the softened enamel and cause erosive tooth wear, so wait at least 30 minutes after dinner before you brush up. And avoid snacking after that—bacteria feeds off of any carbohydrates (we’re not just talking about bread, they’re in nearly every food).”
This information is definitely helpful in order to facilitate the healthiest mouth possible. Make sure to visit your Ottawa dentist regularly in conjunction with your home maintenance.