Since I started playing the saxophone, I've always been told that you are to never play the saxophone if you have eaten recently. I was told the reason for this was that (if any) the sugar on your teeth would damage the mouthpiece and reed.
This makes sense to me, so every time, before I play, I brush my teeth. However, I started to wonder if that was an equally bad idea.
Is toothpaste and/or mouthwash bad for the reed or mouthpiece?