Flossing before brushing or the other way around?
February 17, 2007 2:17am CST
Which one works better? And does the cleaning better? Flossing before brushing or brushing ang then flossing?
25 Mar 07
I don't think it makes too much of a difference, but the way I prefer is to brush, then floss, then if there's any bits in my mouth after flossing, rinse. my reasons are, when flossing after brushing, some of the flouride in the paste gets between your teeth, where it helps strengthen the teeth. brushing afterwards may push the bits back between the teeth. if there aren't any bits I don't rinse, I let some of the toothpaste stay in my mouth, to keep fresh and work on my teeth.
19 Mar 07
This is so silly. Does it really matter which one you do first? I don't know if I heard this from my dentist, but I floss after brushing. And then gargle. I do this because I think after brushing, some of the germs (or maybe food? I don't know which term to use) move in between of the teeth that is why I floss after brushing.