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can you brush your teeth, use mouthwash and then chew a vitamin c?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I would suggest chewing the vitamin c first, waiting about 20 minutes, then brushing and rinsing. Brushing immediately after chewing vitamin c may erode the enamel of your teeth since it is acidic.
Answered on Jul 19, 2012
Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience Dentistry
Chew vitamin c first: Why are you chewing it. Could be too acidic. Chew it first then brush, etc.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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