The aim of brushing the teeth is to ensure a fresh breath all day and night long, and to also prevent tooth decay. So many people around the world are fun of brushing their teeth in the morning before taking breakfast. It has been a norm and tradition that contradicts people will look at you as if you don’t know what you are doing.
Humans find it very difficult to adjust to a particular habit they are already used to. At some point, we act like robots never questioning anything we are used to. So long as everybody does it the same way, it’s right. This might sound as a shocker to you if I should tell you brushing your teeth before breakfast is wrong.
However, in a tweet session with Dr Olufunmilayo where he addressed one of such funny things that we unconsciously exhibit daily; first brushing in the morning before eating. Sounds strange right?
This caught so many people’s breath when it was stated by Dr. Olufunmilayo that the above lifestyle is wrong, the right thing to do every morning is to “Eat Your Breakfast First And Then Brush After”! Yes you heard me righ, but for the benefit of those at the back let me loud it, “Eat Now; as you have woken up this morning; and then brush after”!
You will definitely think the above is weird if you don’t know the implications. Eating first in the morning and brushing after gives you the following benefits; fresher breath, cleaner teeth, whiter teeth, avoids tooth decay. Ask yourself why do I even brush my teeth? Your response to yourself won’t differ from the reasons stated above.
Now some of you reading this may be having a strange feeling; it’s normal whenever you are about to go against what you have accepted as norm; but it is perfectly and totally normal to eat breakfast first and brush after. When you practice this for at least a month, you will surely observe the following; fresher breath, whiter teeth, no mouth odour and no tooth decay.
Breaking this down more vividly will make you understand why better. Okay, the ideal thing when it comes to oral hygiene is to try as much to brush your teeth before going to sleep at night. You actually do that so your mouth/teeth would be clean through the night, such that when you wake up the next morning, you can eat your breakfast straight away.
Except you are one of those who are notorious for not brushing their teeth before going to bed, or you are part of the group of people who keep sneaking around in the kitchen in the middle of the night eating pounded yam, you have the green light to eat breakfast first and brush after.
A proper mouth hygiene is to brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you are failing in that aspect, then you are harming yourself and ruining your teeth because such is very unhealthy and unhygienic.
The simple logic behind you brushing your after breakfast is if you brush your teeth before breakfast, the food you eat after brushing will still mess your teeth up but when you eat before brushing, you are sure of carrying a fresh and healthy teeth all through the day.
Make sure you try it out. Yes, at first it will be awkward but eventually you will get used to it and you will be just fine because that is the ideal thing to do.
Stay healthy and take good care of your mouth. Feel free to share your thought in the comment section below.