Should you floss before or after brushing your teeth?

Patrick X.
Before you brush. It loosens debris and nasty stuff. Some goes on the floss, some stays in your mouth. Brushing afterwards gets the crud the floss didn't catch.

Roy F.
Oatmeal is your big friend then. You can make it salty (peanut butter, nuts) or sweet (fruit) or even leave it in the fridge overnight and have a ready to go meal in the morning.

Aaron A.
I always floss after. That way your toothbrush has the chance to get all the stuff off in the areas of your teeth that it can, and then when you floss after, you get all the stuff from between your teeth that your toothbrush couldn't reach. Plus, they do it at the dentist that way!

Umbelina Q.
I asked dentists once about that. Floss before or after and the right thing to do is before to allow all the small things out and then brush the teeth

Va Se N.
I floss in the morning before washing my teeth and in the evening after. I don’t like to feel rests of food in my mouth while doing it

Tobias W.
I'm not sure about anyone else, and I'm definitely not a professional, but I floss after I brush, then use mouthwash, then lightly brush my teeth again, then rinse with water.

L Gia A.
Before, simply because once you floss all the stuff between your teeth comes outs then you brush and it cleans your mouth of everything

Aiden U.
Usually after brushing but I've heard that is better to floss before and I'm trying to remember this. I would love to know what is better.

Martin E.
I like to brush first and get them as clean as possible, then I floss! And afterwards, I swish and gargle hydrogen peroxide! It's an amazing way to brighten your teeth and easy on your wallet! And in my experience, I think It works better than the expensive strips.

Soan Y.
I must floss after brushing my teeth. Because after brushing your teeth you must make sure you to floss to clean out the remains between your teeth like a piece of food or plaque.

Albert B.
I usually floss before so then when I brush my teeth I brush out all the stuff that I flossed out of in between the teeth.

Louis Q.
I always floss before because that’s what they typically do at my dentist when I go in for a routine cleaning. As long as you’re flossing, I think you’re doing good!

Timothee Y.
Dentist recommend that you should rinse the toothpaste out of your mouth after you brush your teeth. I floss before so that you can rinse any food particles that may be stuck in between my teeth.

Cecil L.
I always brush first as a kind of major decon then floss to get things out of the nooks and crannies. Then if you really want to go for it mouthwash does the final sweep for a clean mouth.

Silas B.
Before, that way the plaque between ypur teeth is gone before you apply toothpaste. If you brush them floss, the toothpaste wont reach between the teeth.

Oscar Y.
My dentist says it doesn't matter as long as you do it. But I prefer before because I feel it loosens things up to make my brushing more effective.

Anton N.
I always floss after I eat. Chances are there will be food stuck between your teething. Flossing after a meal allows the particles to be removed from between your teeth. Generally when food is leftover between your teeth it can decay and rot the enamel of your tooth. Over time this will cause cavities between teeth and other hard to reach mouth areas.

Basile Z.
Before is slightly better — you loosen up all the stuff in between the teeth and then you can brush the remainder away. But either is fine.

Taiara Z.
I suggest brushing first, it warms up your gums and helps get larger chunks of food out. Then you floss then you rinse with water or mouthwash to get all the flossed food out of your mouth.

Jennie G.
My dental hygienist told me that she did not care which way I did it just as long as I flossed. My preference is to floss before brushing, so when I brush my teeth and my oral hygiene is complete. I think that my preference comes from the feeling that my teeth and mouth seems cleaner to me doing my routine in that order.

Morgane T.
Before knocks the crud loose and opens the spaces and enamel to brushing and the water; however, doing it after, or even instead of, is better than no flossing at all.

Ernestine O.
I usually do it after – but I think whenever you are most likely to remember to do it is the best time! My dental hygienist told me to keep those flosser sticks in the car and I use them when I’m stuck in traffic!

Fernando E.
I floss before brushing my teeth so I can get the things my toothbrush won’t. It feels cleaner to finish off with the brushing.

Mary Z.
Flossing has to be done before you brush your teeth.
It will give you the freshness you are looking for by eliminating food stucked in between teeth and when brushing you’ll remove any remaining bacteria.

Frederik U.
You should flows before brushing your teeth. This way you can knock all the food out. Also clear the between the teeth so that brushing can be more productive.

Fredo N.
I don’t know if there is a scientifically right answer to this, but I would floss after brushing my teeth because then i’m getting whatever my toothbrush wasn’t able to get. If you floss after every meal, however, it maybe doesn’t matter.

S Nio E.
I floss after I brush. I think brushing gets rid of most of the stuff left after eating, and flossing helps get out the rest! I'm not sure if that's scientifically sound, though…

Billie Z.
I always floss after, since hopefully the toothbrush has knocked off some of the food stuck in your teeth and there is less to floss.