Was trying to find out if safe to brush teeth after eating ice cream.
Still confused, this contradicts general dentists advice of brushing after eating meals, sweets etc.
Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists
- Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teeth
- Drives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warn
- Waiting an hour can protect teeth
By Rob Waugh
4 June 2012
Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day - especially after a rich meal.
But dentists warn that the extra brushing could be doing more harm than good.
Brushing within half an hour of eating a meal or drinking a cup of coffee could ensure your teeth suffer worse damage.
After drinking fizzy or acidic drinks, the acid burns into the enamel of your teeth - and the layer below the enamel, called 'dentin'.
Brushing at the 'wrong' time - particularly within 20 minutes of finishing a meal - can drive the acid deeper into your teeth, corroding them far faster than they would have rotted by themselves.
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