My whole life has been a lie.

We’ve been told to brush our teeth after eating pretty much our whole lives, but an oral health expert in Great Britain says NOT SO FAST, MY FRIEND.

TM Lee Corso.

Dental therapist Anna Peterson dropped a TikTok video explaining that we should brush BEFORE breakfast. Otherwise, we risk more damage to our teeth as we actually scrub the acid from our food into the enamel.

Mind. Blown.

Now, in the interest of fairness, the American Dental Association does say that after eating is fine, but you should wait an hour before firing up the Crest. Another recommendation is to swish with water before you start, that way you lower the amount of acidity in your mouth.