Is It Better to Floss Before or After You Brush Your Teeth?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Which comes first? Flossing or brushing? It has been a long-standing debate with no universally accepted answer.

Key takeaways:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene is of utmost importance in keeping your teeth in good health.

  • Flossing before brushing is recommended since it will ensure that we don't forget to perform this tedious task.

  • Another school of thought recommends flossing AFTER brushing to make sure that fluoride gets into the spaces between the teeth.

The bacteria around the teeth organize themselves as colonies and [flossing] stirs them up. If we get in there and stir them up every 24 hours we render them less dangerous.

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