Our general recommendation is to brush our teeth twice a day, floss regularly and use mouthwash.
As part of their morning and evening routine, and some people even brush their teeth after every meal. So when is the best time to brush your teeth?
It is recommended to wait a while after eating or drinking carbonated drinks to avoid damaging tooth enamel.
Dentist Pertev Kökdemir “It is best to brush your teeth at least twice a day in the morning and evening. You should wait at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth after eating. The reason for this is that the acid that starts with the meal and comes out with bacterial activity starts to soften the tooth enamel. If we wait 30 minutes after eating, most of this softening will return to its original state thanks to saliva. And we brush away the bacterial plaque formed on the tooth surface by brushing when our teeth are restored. If we brush our teeth right after the meal, invisible scratches will occur on the tooth enamel that has started to soften. "These scratches can cause stains over time and in the future, decays and worn-out teeth that do not look good," he said.