I'm not sure actually. I always assumed it was before. You get rid of some particles with flossing and the rest with brushing. Right?
I prefer before. The flossing is really what does the heavy lifting in tooth- cleaning; brushing is more like polishing, my dentist told me.
I brush my teeth, than I use a toothpick (and spread the toothpaste between my teeth). And at night after that I use mouthwash to make sure everything is clean and all the dirt is out.
After brushing. If you floss before brushing, you’re just removing the gunk that your toothbrush will have removed. Flossing afterwards allows you to take out the small particles in tight spaces your brush can’t reach.
Flossing after brushing is better because you remove anything that may have been pushed into the gaps by brushing. However, I always rinse with mouthwash after to remove the bits that come out.
I usually do it after brushing however, I think doing it before might also be good as you might eliminate more when brushing. I would say try both and see which one works best for you.
I’m told before is better so you can get all of the excess food away from your gums and then reinforce that with brushing…..but the same could be said for doing it after. I personally go with before.
Probably after because it’s like you’re getting out anything that didn’t come out while you were brushing. If it was before it would still be about the same but I, personally would floss after.
I floss after I brush my teeth right before bed. It helps to clean my teeth first and then really go in for a deep flossing between the teeth. And it feels so refreshing to go to sleep knowing my teeth are well cared for.
- Do you start with your top teeth or bottom?
- How would I know I’m flossing effectively?
- How do you celebrate a flossing habit? Lol
- Do you floss regularly or is this a new habbit?
- How many times a day do you floss?
- How to not damage gums while flossing?
- What floss works best for you
- Do you floss once a day or twice?
- What’s the best way to floss?
- Toothpicks or floss?