Finished Eating, Do not Brush Teeth

Finished Eating, Do not Brush Teeth - Everyone would like to have a fresh-smelling breath. So the importance of fresh breath so that not a few people who can not resist immediately brush your teeth immediately after eating. Ideally, brush your teeth after every meal is done 20 minutes later.


According to the explanation of Prof. drg Melanie Djamil, oral health expert from Trisakti University, acidity of saliva (spit) will decrease when we eat. "When eating, the pH will drop from the normal 6.8 to 4. Yet, slowly, the pH will rise again in about 20 minutes," he said.

That's why, if we are in a hurry to brush your teeth after eating, the saliva will be damaged structure. In fact, the saliva has a function as a counterweight and helps the digestive process. To neutralize the acidity of the mouth, drg Melanie suggested that we rinsing with water after eating. Rinsing with water after eating, especially sweet and sour foods, are also advised to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth.

The real cause of bad breath in foods are foods that produce oil vapor with a strong distinctive odor, such as onions and garlic. There are also vegetables and herbs that can cause foul-smelling breath. After the food is digested, absorbed and steam foods that come with the circulation of the blood and carried to the lungs. Here come the gas exhaled with the breath.