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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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’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.
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?
- When is the best time to floss. Before or after brushing?
- So I put flossing on my list because I tend to forget to floss the most, and not only that but when creating a routine, a habitual routine at that – then it must entail creating a list of healthy habits that you are not used to doing every single day. Like I said I forget to floss alot so does any one else put flossing in their morning routine? (also I’m new at this app so please let me know if I’am using it incorrectly.) I have to ask because I got a sarcastic shithead asking me if I carry floss around in my bag-that kind of crap please keep to yourself.
- Is it better to floss before or after you brush your teeth?
- How long does it take for your gums to go back to normal once you start routinely flossing?
- What do you prefer, flossing picks or flossing thread?
- How often do you really floss?
- Is it okay to only floss once a day?
- Do you floss in the morning or at night?
- Do you find that there are some teeth that always have particles stuck in them? And, if so, do you spend more time brushing that area?