Many people prefer to wait until after eating breakfast to brush their teeth so they don’t have a minty taste in their mouth that can overpower the taste of fruit or orange juice.
But the age old advice of waiting until after breakfast to clean your pearly whites may be wrong, according to a group of leading experts.
Dental student Ola, who’s studying at Tufts University in Massachusetts is among the many medical professionals sharing the advice on TikTok. In a viral video she said you should always brush your teeth first thing in the morning before eating, because ‘bacteria builds up in the mouth overnight’ and brushing before leads to cavity prevention.
Another, New York based dental hygienist Avalene said that brushing right after can ‘damage teeth’.
Speaking to FEMAIL, celebrity dentist Dr Richard Marques of Doctor Richard London, said the ideal time to clean is 10 minutes before breakfast to avoid damaging the enamel.
He added that if you forget and want to clean after that you should wait at least 30 minutes as the enamel that coats teeth is temporarily weakened after eating.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Bridie Pearson-Jones