TIL that you’re not supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth because it washes away the protective fluoride

Read more: https://www.berkeleywellness.com/self-care/preventive-care/article/should-you-rinse-after-brushing

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  1. If you brush for the correct amount of time (2 min), rinsing is most likely fine. The reason they tell you not to rinse is that most people don’t brush for as long as needed, and the fluoride doesn’t have time to do its job. Rinsing 2 minutes or 2 hours after brushing won’t make a difference. The fluoride needs minutes to properly protect, not hours.

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