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PEMBROKE PINES, FL - JANUARY 12: David Gikovatyi, the Denture lab manager, works on a new set of dentures at the Affordable Dentures lab on January 12, 2009 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Statistics show that the number of people loosing all their teeth has declined 60 percent in the United States since 1960. The reduction is attributed to the program of fluoridation begun in the 1940s as well as education on proactive dental hygiene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Did you know that there are certain times you should NOT brush your teeth? We’re taught from a young age that we need to brush twice a day, but it turns out timing is important when it comes to the oral hygiene routine.

However, according to Men’s Health, a Chicago-based dentist Dr. Suhail Mohiuddin, known as dr.m_on TikTok, warns about brushing immediately after eating because it could damage your teeth. Dr. M demonstrates in a video on TikTok by testing his mouth with pH strips after drinking coffee to check how acidic it is.

It turns out, after eating, our mouths are more acidic than usual, so it’s not an ideal time to brush. Tooth enamel is the hard outer coating on teeth that protects them from decay and erosion, so we don’t want to mess with that.

He tests his mouth five, 10, 15 and 20 minutes after drinking and the acidity is finally low enough after 30 minutes to grab that toothbrush and get to work.

Source: Men’s Health

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