Never Do This After Brushing Your Teeth, Dentists Warn – Best Life March 16, 2022

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By ZACHARY MACK March 16, 2022


As far as daily duties go, it’s hard to think of anything as important as making sure to brush your teeth. And it’s not just about cavities and fighting bad breath: Staying on top of your oral hygiene can also affect your overall health too. But if you want to get the most out of brushing your teeth, dentists warn you should always avoid one thing when you’re finished. Read on to see what seemingly harmless habit could be bad news for your mouth.

Dentists say you shouldn’t rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth.

Scrubbing your teeth in the morning or at night can be a quick way to feel fresh and clean. But if you’ve been reaching for a water cup to help rinse out excess toothpaste, you could unwittingly be doing some dental damage.

“Rinsing our mouth with water is very bad for our teeth as it washes away the protective fluoride left behind by brushing,” according to Nigel Carter, BDS, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation. “Fluoride is the single-most-important ingredient in toothpaste. It greatly helps oral health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. It also reduces the amount of acid that the bacteria on your teeth produce.”


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