Dentist Shares the 3 Times You Actually Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth

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Common knowledge says that we should brush our teeth all day, every day. Obviously, that’s not realistic, so most of us settle for two or three times a day, but the idea is that brushing your teeth is always a good thing. As it turns out, there are actually three scenarios in which brushing your teeth would be bad for you. See what this dentist has to say about not brushing your teeth.

After Being Sick

As much as one might feel an urge to freshen their breath after being sick, you may want to reach for a mint rather than the toothpaste. According to Dr. Shaadi Manouchehri, “The contents of the stomach are extremely acidic and the mouth is in a very acidic state so, if you brush straight after you are basically wearing away your enamel.”

After Breakfast

Most people brush their teeth before breakfast, not after. If you’re in the camp of folks who opt to brush their teeth after every meal, maybe skip that post-breakfast teeth brushing. Dr. Manouchehri explains, “This is when you have just eaten, your mouth is in a very acidic state and if you brush your teeth you are rubbing that acid on the tooth, which is a mineral, and it can wear it down.”

After Eating Sweets

If you’ve got a sugary taste in your mouth that you want to change, reach for some gum or drink something tangy, rather than brushing your teeth.

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Dr. Manouchehri explains that it’s best not to brush your teeth after eating sweets by saying that you should wait at least an hour. “This is because when you have just eaten sweets the mouth has digested it into an acid is going to get rubbed on the teeth and destroy the enamel.”

Recent Study Reveals the Correlation Between Money and Happiness

Money can’t buy happiness is possibly one of the most overused phrases in the world. But surprisingly, it often comes out from the mouths of those who have enough bucks to spare at their will. Nevertheless, money indeed doesn’t guarantee lifelong happiness. But a few extra dollars to pay the bills and perhaps go on a nice holiday can make you a great deal happier. A study reveals the same after examining the correlation between money and quality of life.

The Recent Study

For this study, the researchers gave $10,000 to selected people from different cultures and backgrounds. They found that having that extra amount of money made the receivers happier, but only to a limited extent. The people earning $123,000 yearly or more, didn’t appear to have increased happiness. This indicates that there’s a point or limit, at which money turns out to be less impactful on overall quality of life.

The Experiment

For this research experiment, selected people from diverse backgrounds were given a one-time payment of £8,500 or $10,000 and were told to spend it within three months. They were also asked to fill out a monthly survey form for three months and another survey after six months of the payment. Another control group comprised of 100 individuals, wasn’t given any money and was also included in the study.

The Findings

The study was conducted based on the 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale and a 1-5 score scale measuring positive and negative effects among the 200 cash-receiving participants. It revealed that those who received that extra money indicated significantly improved happiness compared to the deprived control group. Also, the effect was much higher, three times more to be specific, in the people belonging to lower-income countries. The causal evidence of the study proved that money can transfer significantly increased but varied happiness across people of diverse global backgrounds, and also it doesn’t always equate to a wholesome quality of life for everyone.