Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

In Western culture, most people brush their teeth AFTER breakfast. In Asian culture, people brush BEFORE breakfast. Which is better?!

I love croissants for breakfast!

I love croissants for breakfast!

 

Brushing before breakfast is better.

The reasons for this are:

  1. Removal of plaque from your teeth is the main purpose of toothbrushing. Plaque turns sugars from your food into acid, which causes tooth decay. If you remove the plaque before, then there is much less acid production.
  2. Many people drink fruit juice in the morning. The acid from the juice will soften your enamel and then if you brush it your teeth while it is softened, there is much more wear of your teeth.