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When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

One of the most common questions we hear from people is, “when is the best time to brush my teeth?” It’s a great question to ask, because it means you’re thinking about how to better care for your teeth. You have many opportunities throughout the day to brush your teeth, so when is best?

The first thing we can tell you is that the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day; one time should be before sleep.

One way you can ensure that you are at least brushing this often is to develop a daily routine to follow. For most people, that means brushing when they wake up, and again before they go to sleep.

Although setting up a routine to brush at these specific times is great, you might want to consider brushing your teeth at other times during the day as well.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “It’s important to brush your teeth after you eat, because certain food and drinks cause bacteria in your mouth to release acids that are harmful to your tooth enamel. When you eat food or drink beverages containing sugar or starch, the bacteria in your mouth produce acids that can attack your tooth enamel for 20 minutes or more” (Source).

We hope this information will help you get better at keeping your teeth clean!

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