Doctor Reveals Major Side Effects Of Brushing Teeth After Vomiting.
A medical doctor, Toluwami Binutu has revealed one major side effect of brushing the teeth after vomiting.
Dr Binutu disclosed this on his Instagram page. He said that brushing the teeth immediately after vomiting could lead to enamel erosion.
He explained in a caption to a video that the act of brushing the teeth immediately weakens the enamel. When the enamel is weak, it could lead to tooth decay.
The popular doctor on Instagram further explained that the erosion is caused by an acid. He said that after vomiting, the stomach acid that comes into the mouth can weaken the teeth after brushing.
“When we vomit, we bring up Bile, stomach acid and the food in our stomach.
“The Stomach acid that comes into our mouths when we vomit weakens the enamel (the outer hard part) of our teeth. So, when we brush the teeth immediately after vomiting, this can cause erosion of the enamel and lead to dental problems in the future.
“This may not be a problem after a single episode of vomiting, but it is important for us to know the right steps to take after vomiting.”
Considering this danger, the doctor reveals how to care for oral health after vomiting.
“So, the next time you vomit, take these steps instead:
– Rinse your mouth as soon as you can, first with water then with mouthwash.
– Wait for 30 minutes
– Brush your teeth (and tongue) normally (DON’T USE EXCESSIVE FORCE)”
Other Experts confirm side effects of brushing the teeth after vomiting
American Dental Association (ADA), says a person should wait 30 minutes after vomiting before brushing their teeth.
This was discussed in an article obtained from Mouth Healthy, a website by ADA.
Dr Romo, a health specialist explained this while discussing flu and its side effects.
He said that vomiting is a major side effect of flu and when this occurs the stomach releases an acid.
The doctor said it is better to wait a while before brushing the outer shell of your teeth.
“When you vomit, stomach acids are coming in contact with your teeth and coating them.”
“If you brush too soon, you’re just rubbing that acid all over the hard outer shell of your teeth.”
“Instead, swish with water, a diluted mouth rinse or a mixture of water and 1 tsp. baking soda to help wash the acid away. Spit, and brush about 30 minutes later.”