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    Shouldn't brush after eating, seems to be the consensus these days. If you're trying to remove food (not what brushing is for) then rinse your mouth out with water. Even Colgate seems to (eventually) say so, and that's saying something.
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    Before, just because I brush them at home and then eat breakfast at work
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    After, because if you do it before, your going to after your going to eat anyway
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    Before. It gets rid of whatever causes that horrid taste in your mouth you get when you wake up
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    Before and after. :beard:
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    Am I the only one who does both?
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    The reason for doing it before is that when you sleep bacteria may accumulate in your mouth, therefore if you eat something bacteria may go inside you, whereas by doing it before the bacteria is killed/removed from your mouth before you eat.

    Hence i do it before 😎
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    before breakfast but after dinner :dontknow:
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    Both. :yep: Before and after :yep:
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    (Original post by chazwomaq)
    And so does brushing after breakfast, with the added bonus of removing the cornflakes between your teeth, surely?
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    I don't understand why you'd brush before?Do you want your breakfast to taste minty? No.
    Do you want to have breakfast fulled (braces for me ) teeth for the rest of the day? No.
    Brush after, for a brighter day.
    Brace yourself
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    If I have say...work then I guess I'd do it before. If not, then after but after about half an hour

    It is recommendedthat you do your toothbrush before eating really and then spitting the toothpaste out as opposed to rinsing your mouth out. I don't understand the "But isn't it minty" and I'm like...no? But then I guess I use Sensodyne toothpaste which in fairness isn't exactly all that minty.
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
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    I don't understand why you'd brush before?Do you want your breakfast to taste minty? No.
    Do you want to have breakfast fulled (braces for me ) teeth for the rest of the day? No.
    Brush after, for a brighter day.
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    If you've eaten acidic food it can be detrimental to brush straight afterwards as it erodes the weakened enamel. However for meals that are high in sugar and carbohydrates, which applies to a lot of breakfast cereals, brushing straight afterwards actually helps a lot by removing the bacteria that attack the enamel in the first place.
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    Both lol #braces
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    You are ment to do it at least half an hour after so that's what I do.
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    If you've eaten acidic food it can be detrimental to brush straight afterwards as it erodes the weakened enamel. However for meals that are high in sugar and carbohydrates, which applies to a lot of breakfast cereals, brushing straight afterwards actually helps a lot by removing the bacteria that attack the enamel in the first place.
    dude my food has ph >7
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    (Original post by UWS)
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    Why brush before eating, that kinda makes it redundant
    Dentists recommend it. You risk damaging your teeth with acidic stuff like...tea and coffee or orange juice
    http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral...d-for-you-0313
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    (Original post by chazwomaq)
    And so does brushing after breakfast, with the added bonus of removing the cornflakes between your teeth, surely?
    The worry is that if you do it right after eating, brushing will erode that thin film on your teeth which make them more durable.
 
 
 
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