In the morning, afternoon or evening we all carefully brush our teeth. Unconsciously we all have our own way of brushing teeth, which we repeat two or three times a day. The action that we all probably do is: rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. This is probably recognizable, but is this really good for your teeth?
We have the answer!
That we have to brush our teeth properly is not news, but the rinsing after the brushing session may not be known to everyone. A London dental hygienist explains this: "We encourage people to only spit out excess toothpaste after brushing their teeth, but not to rinse everything away with water afterwards." The reason for this? According to the dental hygienist there is fluoride in toothpaste which makes your teeth stronger. If you rinse this off your teeth right away, your teeth will no longer be protected until the next brushing session.
Obviously it takes some getting used to suddenly removing this standard operation from your cleaning routine. That is why you can also choose to rinse with something else. For example, choose mouthwash. When you choose a mouthwash with fluoride, you know for sure that your teeth remain well protected. And of course you want that.
Now that we are busy: another act that we almost all are "guilty of" is brushing your teeth after breakfast. Dentists recommend changing this by brushing your teeth before breakfast. During breakfast we often eat sugary products. If you brush your teeth immediately afterwards, you do not give your teeth time to have the enamel repaired on your teeth. Do you then also rub over it with a brush? Then you damage the glaze all the more. So brush your teeth before breakfast, or thirty minutes after!