Not immediately before breakfast, but immediately upon waking sure. Then a while later you eat your first meal and then you brush them again. But if you could only choose one I would understand just brushing after. Brushing isn't exactly a blast to do or anything.
I now see that this forum is full of insane people. You're suppose to brush your teeth before eating to get rid of the bacteria buildup in your mouth that happens over night. I have never heard any dentist say "be sure to eat first before you brush!", it has always been BRUSH before you EAT.
Fuck that I rather brush after. I don't want to ruin my meal with a mint aftertaste. That ruins the fun and smooth breakfast flavor. I want to be able to enjoy the bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns or whatever the fuck in its full glory. Same goes for cereal I love fruit loops, and if I tasted mint in my milk I'll be PISSED!
I have heard (I have no evidence to back this up, help me out before-brushing duders) that brushing before is a better option because A. It doesn't wear your teeth down as much (from acidic foods n all that), and B. because then less food sticks to your teeth than if you brush after eating, and that if you brush after eating you end up leaving more food on your teeth than if you brushed before you ate cuz it sticks to the plaque n bacteria from the night before.
Just what I heard. I brush before!
You brush after because the point of brushing is to eliminate plaque, not give it a clean area to take residence in. Honestly, you should brush every time after eating. If you're not snacking every five minutes, that's 4-5 times a day, tops.
PS: And obliviously you don't run to the Bathroom immediately after eating. You wait about an hour so that the acids have left the mouth. I guess it depends on how you live your life, as well. I get up 2-3 hours before I go to work, so I have plenty of time to eat breakfast, brush my teeth, and do other activities. I'm not immediately socializing with others out in the world, so feeling obligated to brush my teeth as soon as I wake up isn't that much of a concern. However, for the love of God, people, brush your teeth before you go to bed. It's a lot easier to remember that necessity than it is when you're lumbering around in the morning.
"Brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning before breakfast and last thing at night before you go to bed.
Never brush your teeth straight after a meal as it can damage your teeth, especially if you've had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid.
This is because tooth enamel is softened by the acid and can be worn away by brushing. Instead, wait an hour after a meal before brushing your teeth to give your saliva chance to neutralise the acid."
A dentist told me once that you are better to brush before eating. The reason being (as far as I remember) that while you sleep the remains on your teeth hardens and cracks so that when you brush they easy "crumble" and fall off, while having food usually lead to a built up layer of food and often various types of acidics that make it harder for the remains from before to come off.
Not 100% how it works and all, I'm no dentist or anything, but it's been working well for me for a long time now.
Oh, and after I have had breakfast I usually have a chewing gum to clear my mouth.
If you brush your teeth before breakfast, you get rid of all the bacteria, but your breakfast will taste weird.
If you brush your teeth after breakfast, you get rid of the junk that built up during breakfast AND the bacteria that's built up over night.
There really is no reason to brush your teeth before breakfast.
Why would it be better to do it before. The whole point of brushing your teeth in the morning is to get rid of the crap on your teeth from breakfast. Doing it before makes absolutely no sense.
No, the point is to get rid of all the shit between your teeth that has gathered in your mouth from the night. But it's still better after, of course.
I can deal with the midly minty flavor of my toothpaste if I brush before breakfast (and, honestly, it's mostly gone by the time I'm done toasting my toasts and coffeing my coffee). But eating with my mouth all musty and bad-breathy from sleeping all night? Gross.
Holy Shit over half of you guys are monsters. Do those who brush after eating just swallow all that gunk that has built up over the night in your sleep? Sure I brush just before bed as well, but no way in hell I'm eating before all of that shit is out of my mouth.
Like slime? That sounds nasty man. I don't have that but I remember Ryan talking about how sometimes his mouth was glued together with gunk in the morning.