Why shouldn’t you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth?

Why shouldn't you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth?

It is a gesture that we all do and which nevertheless harms our oral health. Dr. Gérald Kierzek, medical director of TipsForWomens, explains to us why rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth is not a good idea.

Do you know how to brush your teeth correctly? Yes, a majority will answer. And yet! There is a very common mistake… In rinsing! Because this should not occur at the end of brushing. Surprised? Dr. Kierzek explains why.

The toothpaste is designed to last over time

So, to brush your teeth in the evening and morning you use a toothpaste, which has ingredients necessary to combat acidity and fight against tartar in particular. “The idea is to prolong the effects of the toothpaste beyond brushing and not to get rid of these ingredients. But if you rinse your mouth with water immediately after brushing, you don’t prolong anything, and you deprive yourself of the benefits of toothpaste, it’s a mistake that we all make. reveals our doctor.

The secrets of effective brushing

That’s not all you need to know about brushing! Beyond brushing morning and evening for 2 minutes, and cleaning interdental spaces, Dr. Kierzek reminds us of the best habits to benefit from optimal protection.

“Brushing just after a meal is not ideal either, because you have to wait for the acidity to decrease naturally. What you can do is rinse your mouth with water after a meal, then wait a bit, brush your teeth, spit out the excess toothpaste… Without rinsing your mouth!”

Rinsing remains an essential freshness step for you? Our doctor advises in this case to use a rinsing solution, a mouthwash, which will also have protective ingredients. A great way to maintain a healthy mouth for longer!