Question: I floss my teeth every night when I brush, but I’ve been wondering, should I be flossing before or after I brush?
You know that you’re supposed to floss every day to remove the tiny particles of food that collect between the teeth, but have you ever wondered if you should be flossing before or after you floss? This is a great question, and one that many people probably have.
Flossing is equally as important as brushing for your overall mouth health. If you don’t floss, you could be leaving harmful bacteria against your teeth and gums that most toothbrushes just won’t be able to reach. Make sure to floss once a day, and brush your teeth twice a day.
The official American Dental Association’s (ADA) answer to this flossing question is that it doesn’t really matter if you floss before or after you brush your teeth. However, in our opinion, it might just be better to floss before you brush so that you have cleaned out the spaces between your teeth, allowing for maximum penetration of the fluoride in your toothpaste.
We hope this answered the question! If you have any more questions about flossing, please contact the professionals at DentaLux today!