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Why does my food taste bad after I brush my teeth?

 

Have you ever wondered why your food tastes bad right after you brush your teeth? There’s a reason for it-more than just the minty flavoring of the toothpaste!  Many types of toothpaste have a substance called sodium laureth sulfate in them. This is what makes toothpaste foam and makes it easier to spread around your mouth. They also affect your taste buds—it causes the receptors on your tongue to detect less sweetness and more bitterness. The best fix for this common problem is to

1. Brush your teeth before you eat.

2. Buy toothpaste without SLSs.

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