Dentist explains why you should never eat breakfast before brushing your teeth

A dental therapist has gone viral on social media after sharing a number of tips for oral health including a video explaining why you should never eat before brushing your teeth

We all know how important it is to look after your teeth and gums, brushing twice a day, using mouth wash and flossing.

But even if you’re doing all that, it still seems you could be making one big mistake when it comes to your oral health.

A dentist has taken to social media to share one rule about cleaning your teeth that is very important to follow.

Dental Therapist, Anna Peterson, uploaded a video to TikTok explaining to her 39,500 followers on the platform that it’s crucial to always brush before eating breakfast.

This is because doing it the other way around can damage your pearly whites.

Dentist explains why you should never eat breakfast before brushing your teeth
Anna explained: “Did you know you shouldn’t brush your teeth after breakfast, always before.
“There’s two reasons for this.
“When you at breakfast your mouth becomes acidic, so what you’re doing when you brush your teeth after breakfast is brushing the acid into the tooth and this wears away the enamel. “And, brushing before breakfast protects your teeth from anything you’re going to eat.”