As mentioned in our previous blog posts on snacking and nutrition, there are certain foods and beverages that react with the natural bacteria in our mouth, and attack our teeth enamel for at least 20 minutes after consumption. Being that the decay of our teeth enamel is what leads to cavities and other oral diseases, this can become a big issue if not take care of.
Which is why using a Brushee after you eat can not only prevent this attack, but may just spare you a couple cavities throughout your life.
It is important to note however, that lemons, oranges and grapefruit are examples of foods that contain citric acid. After consumption of citric acid, our teeth enamel is weakened. Brushing too soon after consuming citric acid can damage the enamel in its weakened state.
Based on this, we recommend to use a Brushee prior to eating citric acid, or waiting at least 30 minutes post consumption. Due to their nutritional content, these are certainly foods we recommend you eat. However, we certainly don’t want you doing any unnecessary damage to your wonderful teeth enamel at the same time.
On the whole, brushing your teeth immediately after eating is a practice and habit that can boost your oral health in the long run.
Brushee’s patented combination of toothpaste in the bristles, toothpick, and floss, allows you and your family to prevent tooth decay and plaque build up, BEFORE it even starts.
So do yourself a favor, buy a Brushee today and live cavity free!