If you eat foods like candy or dried fruits you should spend much longer – around 30 minutes – cleaning your teeth gently and thoroughly.

Key takeaways:

– Sticky, sugary food and drink can damage enamel.

– Drink water when you have alcohol. Alcohol is corrosive on enamel.

– White bread contains simple carbohydrates which may cause plaque formation.

Wait 30 minutes after eating before cleaning your teeth and remember to schedule regular appointments with your dentist.

“Never brush immediately after consuming alcohol, and always brush carefully to help remove plaque before it turns into tartar!”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!