When to brush our teeth:before or after coffee?
Coffee is known to stain on teeth, and its acidity can damage tooth enamel. However, dentists say that teeth should be brushed before drinking coffee.
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. From the coffee fruit, the seeds are separated to produce a stable, raw product: unroasted green coffee. Coffee berries and their seeds undergo several processes before they become the familiar roasted coffee. Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic, and has a stimulating effect on humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world and can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways.
"Brushing your teeth before drinking coffee removes plaque and prevents stains from accumulating," said dentist Dr. Christina Miners. The acidity created by drinking coffee will weaken tooth enamel, which protects them from physical and chemical damage.
Also brushing your teeth after drinking coffee only rubs the acidity in your teeth, which can cause damage and make your teeth more sensitive.
"If that happens to you from time to time, don't panic. But, if you do it often, you will wear out your tooth enamel ", said the dentist
If you just can't imagine not brushing your teeth after the first coffee, dentists advise you to wait at least 30 minutes before doing so.
"Your saliva will neutralize the acidity in your mouth, and after half an hour the oral cavity returns to its original state and the acidity is as it should be, so brushing your teeth at that time is a very good decision," explained the dentist from New York.
Alternatively, you can chew sugar-free chewing gum to stimulate the production of saliva, a natural protective factor of your oral cavity.