I read in a magazine article that it is actually better to floss and then brush. When you floss, some plaque falls onto your teeth. That means that you can brush afterwards to get it off. It is believed that one should floss before brushing so that fluoride from the toothpaste can seep between your teeth better.
But I guess it could be another one of those infamous theories, since recently, after a long, long belief, that drinking 2 litres of water a day isn't essential and necessary anymore.
After doing a long search on the web I found that not even dentists agree on this question. They fall about even on either side of this debate, so the main thing is as the saying goes, "Just Do It". Flossing is your best weapon agains gingivitis and periodontal disease which are the main causes of tooth loss. They are also dangerous for persons who may have heart conditions that involve heart murmurs or other valve problems or valve replacements since infection in the gums are known to migrate to the heart valves and cause endocarditis, an infection of the heart. This is very serious and often fatal.
As for the the brush/floss debate, starting and ending with vigorously rinsing the mouth with water or some type of mouthwash is highly recommended since this activity also helps to loosen any particles that may remain. Baking soda-/peroxide-based mouthwashes are the best since their combination kills the most bacteria and the foaming action removes the most particles from the smallest spaces.
There are two reasons to floss first - 1) by flossing first, it clears the space between the teeth, to allow the fluoride in the toothpaste to cover (& penetrate & toughen) all tooth surfaces, when subsequently brushing.
2) It feels better - fresher when you do it this way. (More noticeable when using a minty toothpaste) Try it both ways, do it the way you like. Most important thing is that you do floss and brush. My (not unbiased) opinion is that flossing is more important than brushing.
There is one reason to brush first - that is because some dentists teach it that way. One dentist told me that the reason (some) teach brushing first then flossing is that it would be contradicting their earlier teaching to brush (only) - before flossing became 'known'. Said contradiction could lead to loss of face - yes, this was in Asia.
The best possible way to do it is by brushing thoroughly , then flossing, then re-brushing.
A)If one flosses then brushes, plaque, etc. from dirty teeth could be carried down in between the teeth and under the gum, making the process less effective. Brushing before flossing prevents this.
B)If one brushes then flosses, plaque, etc. from between the teeth and gum could be redeposited onto the teeth while flossing, again making the process less effective.
This is why it is best to brush, floss, and follow up with a re-brushing to completely clean the teeth.
Here's my suggestion for a solution to this dilemma: Brush, floss and then rinse with a proper anti-cavity product, not just mouth wash. This way, you are flossing clean teeth and not forcing bacteria into your gums and the mouth rinse will wash away anything left behind after flossing. Rinse for at least 60 seconds.
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It doesnt matter if you floss before or after you brush however if u do choose to floss before u brush it can clean out the spaces between your teeth and allow for more coverage by your toothpaste.
pediatric dentist inform children and there parents about how to brush and floss better
Brush your teeth. Brush and floss
You must brush at least twice a day, floss once, and eat healthier and better smelling food.
You should floss your teeth every time you brush them.
brush your teeth! brush your teeth! and floss! dont forget to floss! and rinse with mouthwash! dont forget the mouthwash! and how about that toothpaste! make sure you brush after EVERY MEAL!
Brush them Floss them.
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Brush your teeth for once. Brush them in the morning and at night, and floss at night.
Maybe a very, very low chance unless you never brush floss or use mouth wash. Take care of your gums and put a dip in a differnt spot every time. It will help your gums. Just remember to floss and brush at least once a day; twice is even better.
It depends on how many you brush and floss.
you start to brush and floss where the cavity is and then it will disappear
brush and floss properly every day.
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you can stop it by eating less sugar and bushing your teeth with floride tooth paste. You must floss, if you brush your teeth too much and too hard it will break down the enamel of the teeth. It is best if you use a soft bristle brush and floss. Flossing is better than brushing. Also use listerine which will help get rid of bacteria in your mouth
Yes, if you brush and floss your teeth everyday.
brush, floss, get a regular cleanings at the dentist office
Brush... and use floss and mouth wash
Listerine. Don't forget to brush and floss.
People who decide not to brush their teeth or floss.
It really doesn't matter, but it would help if you floss and brush in small, rapid circles.
You should brush at least twice daily and floss once. It you still have a problem with your breath, you may have a medical condition that your doctor needs to check.