How Does Brushing Affect Your Appetite?

How Does Brushing Affect Your Appetite?

Brushing works to remove plaque from the surface of our teeth but does that affect your appetite?


Brushing doesn’t affect your appetite its self but it is a mental trigger to eat, or not eat for many.

It can also work as a que that you’re done eating for the day. Or it can do the opposite as a reminder you need to eat.

Teeth Brushing Routine

Think about your families brushing routine.

  • Do you brush first thing in the morning and then eat breakfast?
  • Do you brush right before bed at night?

Controlling Your Appetite

Brushing your teeth 2 or more times a day is among the best ways to protect yourself from getting cavities.

It can also help control your appetite until the your next meal which is a great way to reduce cravings for sweets.

Drinking Water Affects Appetite

If you feel a sudden urge for a specific food, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. You may find that the craving fades away, because your body was actually just thirsty.

Brushing your teeth doesn’t always affect your appetite but it can help reduce your appetite for sweets.

Your Families Appetite

If you or your kids get cavities or just want to control how many sweets you eat, try adjusting your routine.

  • Try brushing after breakfast instead of before.
  • Try moving up your brushing teeth time before bed to mark the time your done eating for the day.
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