Drinking orange juice right after brushing your teeth is a recipe for disaster. It tastes absolutely awful. Other foods aren't much better. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?
What Happens in the Mouth When You Brush Your Teeth
You know the purpose of brushing your teeth: It's to get your teeth clean and fresh. What you might not know is exactly what's going on in your mouth when you brush. Toothpaste is made of various chemical compounds. Each one has a different job. Some scrub away stains. Others provide a fresh taste. And many toothpaste varieties add additional chemicals to create the classic foamy sensation that people often associate with brushing. Together, these chemicals clean your teeth, but some of them do more than just that.