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No.  Brushing immediatley after drinking anything acidic, like coffee, juices, and lemonade, hurts teeth more than it helps.  

That's because the acids in drinks cling to your tooth enamel and temporarrily soften it. Brushing will grind those acids deeper into teeth, causing enamel to erode and leading to cavities down the road.  

Wait at least 30 minutes after drinking coffee to brush and if you want to get rid of coffee breath, in the meantime, swish water and chew a stick of sugar-free gum.