do you brush your teeth and then eat breakfast?or do you eat breakfast then brush your teeth?

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    Dec 28, 2013 4:12 AM GMT

    So I usually brush my teeth before i jump into the shower whereas a friend of mine usually eats breakfast then brushes his teeth ...and personally I find it a bit eww cause of morning breath etc and would just feel disgusting


    so do you brush your teeth and then eat breakfast?or do you eat breakfast then brush your teeth?
  • Eli_jah

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    Dec 28, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    I brush first, then eat, although you are "supposed" to eat first, then brush, which is disgusting because you are swallowing all of your plaque and yuck mouth residue, ew.
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 28, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    Eat before brushing, otherwise your food tastes like toothpaste. Orange juice and Colgate do NOT mix.
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    Dec 28, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    I brush my teeth after breakfast. It doesnt make any fucking sense to clean your teeth and then have jam and butter and cookies & cream cereal!
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    Dec 28, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    It's extremely effective to brush your teeth with nothing more than water. Toothpaste isn't like soap; it's the mechanical action of brushing that's cleaning your teeth.

    So you could brush with water when you're in the bathroom taking a shower and whatnot. Then after you eat brush with toothpaste.

    Throughout the day you can also brush with water after you eat in order to keep your teeth clean.
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    Dec 28, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    There is no sense in brushing if you did well the night before along with flossing. Just rinse with a mouthwash to get the morning breath out and brush after breakfast.
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    Dec 28, 2013 7:39 AM GMT
    charlitos saidI brush my teeth after breakfast. It doesnt make any fucking sense to clean your teeth and then have jam and butter and cookies & cream cereal!


    Spot on. Whats the use of cleaning your teeth, then eating and going to work with food in your teeth; that is disgusting. Then I shower, and clean my teeth, and floss, as I do before I go to bed.
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    Dec 28, 2013 7:41 AM GMT
    bradomo saidThere is no sense in brushing if you did well the night before along with flossing. Just rinse with a mouthwash to get the morning breath out and brush after breakfast.


    That's what I do.
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    Dec 28, 2013 7:45 AM GMT
    bradomo saidThere is no sense in brushing if you did well the night before along with flossing. Just rinse with a mouthwash to get the morning breath out and brush after breakfast.

    That's not what my dental hygienist says. She says it's useful to brush your teeth when you first get up. The bacteria that create plaque or tartar are always in your mouth and growing.
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    Nope
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    charlitos saidI brush my teeth after breakfast. It doesnt make any fucking sense to clean your teeth and then have jam and butter and cookies & cream cereal!


    Spot on. Whats the use of cleaning your teeth, then eating and going to work with food in your teeth; that is disgusting. Then I shower, and clean my teeth, and floss, as I do before I go to bed.


    It's more stupid to brush after eating food! The acids from the food breaks down the enamel. If you brush after eating food, you will damage your teeth.
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    bradomo saidThere is no sense in brushing if you did well the night before along with flossing.

    That's what I usually do
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    "Back to the question: Do you brush to remove plaque or food? The equation for caries is "plaque bacteria plus a fermentable carbohydrate equals acid." We can break the equation by removing either the plaque or the carbohydrate. Removing the plaque thoroughly before introducing the carbohydrate prevents acid production. If you brush after eating to remove the food instead, it's after the fact and, therefore, not prevention. According to Dr. Martin Addy of Bristol, England, a long-time advocate of brushing before eating, brushing after the acid is produced is no longer preventive. Preventive means intervention before the event — in this case, prevention would occur before acid production, not after."
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Dec 30, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Teethcleaningguide.aspx

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brushing-your-teeth/AN02098

    "When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. After you eat a meal or snack that contains sugar, the bacteria can release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can break down tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Plaque that isn't removed also can harden into tartar, making it harder to keep teeth clean. In choosing when to brush your teeth, you might also consider your diet. If you've eaten an acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel. If you know you're going to eat or drink something acidic, brush your teeth beforehand."

    Guys, you need to brush BEFORE a meal, not after.
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    I eat then brush icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 30, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    I have always brushed my teeth just after waking up and before sleeping. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 30, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    bradomo saidThere is no sense in brushing if you did well the night before along with flossing. Just rinse with a mouthwash to get the morning breath out and brush after breakfast.

    That's not what my dental hygienist says. She says it's useful to brush your teeth when you first get up. The bacteria that create plaque or tartar are always in your mouth and growing.

    I agree that brushing after breakfast is best. But if you want to be very careful you could brush your teeth with water when you get up. After breakfast brush with toothpaste.
    If you don't eat breakfast, or get a muffin and coffee or whatever on the way to work, you won't have a nasty mouth if you at least brush with water right after you got up.
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    "I agree that brushing after breakfast is best."

    Dental experts might disagree.
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    Dec 30, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    Eat then brush!!!
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    Dec 30, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    brush then eat.. feels nasty to eat wen u jus woke up and ur mouth feels icky
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    I eat then brush (and I DON'T eat sugar or anything acidic for breakfast) but I recently read somewhere that the point of brushing is that it actually seals the tooth enamel, which is kind of counterintuitive.

    Am I the only one here that flosses 2-3x a day?
  • Fable

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    Dec 30, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    Ohno saidNope



    perpetuating the English stereotype.
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    The few tines I can remember to brush before *and* after, it's amazing how clean and smooth my teeth feel.
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
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    Ohno saidNope



    perpetuating the English stereotype.


    A load of people just viewed my profile to see how rank my teeth were. It was a joke!
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    I brush before, because I drink a shake on my way to work as breakfast. Honestly it doesn't really matter though. Brush twice a day and drink water and your teeth will be clean.