and end and you will become accustomed to the correct time to spend brushing. Alternatively, turn on the nearest radio and brush along with a song from start to finish as most of them are between two and three minutes long. main offender as it contains sugar which feeds the bacteria around our teeth, and acidic vinegar which damages the enamel. Skip the shop-bought sauces and make your own. Stir freshly chopped garlic, basil and rosemary into a little olive oil and smear on lamb or steak, or mix lemon juice, olive oil and chopped dill with a little honey and drizzle over fish or chicken. By making your own, you can control the amount of sugary or acidic ingredients you use.
Brushing immediately after meals is a no-no when it comes to healthy teeth and gums. Acidic foods like citrus fruits — lemons, oranges, grapefruits — can weaken tooth enamel and brushing too soon after eating can damage it in this weakened state. Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth after eating these foods, leaving about 30 minutes before brushing.