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Hold Up! Brushing After Coffee Might Be Messing Up Your Teeth

brushing after coffee can be dangerous for your teeth

Listen up, coffee lovers!  We all know that morning routine: down the hatch that glorious cup of joe, then head straight to the bathroom for some teeth brushing action. But hold up!  According to dentist Dr. Shaadi Manouchehri (@dr.shaadi.manouchehri on Insta), this common habit might hurt your smile.

Why Brushing After Coffee is a Big NO

Basically, coffee has some serious acidity, especially if you add milk and sugar (guilty!).  This acidity softens the enamel on your teeth, which is the shield protecting them from damage. Brushing right after just rubs that acid right in, like sandpaper on your pearly whites!  Ouch!  Dr. Manouchehri recommends waiting at least 30 minutes to an hour before brushing after your coffee fix.

Brushing After Throwing Up? Not Today!

This one might be a TMI situation, but it happens!  If you’ve ever brushed your teeth after, well, you know, Dr. Manouchehri says hold off.  Just like coffee, vomit is also acidic and can mess with your enamel.  Rinse with mouthwash or water instead, and wait 30-60 minutes before brushing to give your teeth a chance to recover.

Breakfast First or Brushing First? Brushing Wins!

Picture this: you wake up and your mouth feels like a science experiment gone wrong.  That’s because millions of bacteria partied all night!  Brushing before breakfast evicts those uninvited guests, leaving your mouth fresh and ready to crush that yummy breakfast.  It’s like giving your mouth a high five before it tackles a delicious champion!

The Takeaway: Be a Boss with Your Brushing

Remember, coffee, vomit, and even waiting too long after waking up can mess with your teeth.  By following these quick tips, you can keep your smile healthy and bright, all while enjoying your morning routine.  Go forth and conquer the day, with a healthy smile to boot!

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