Should You Brush before Breakfast or After?
What is your morning oral hygiene routine? Do you immediately head for the bathroom to brush your teeth? Or do you wait until after you enjoy your breakfast and coffee because you’re supposed to brush after meals anyway?
The answer, according to the British Dental Health Foundation, is that brushing before breakfast is correct. There are two good reasons for this:
#1: Overnight Plaque Buildup
During sleep, there’s a dramatic drop-off in the amount of saliva your mouth produces. Saliva helps carry away food particles and bacteria, so this reduction puts your teeth at greater risk for decay and gum disease.
You can wait until after breakfast if you’re set on the routine, but ...