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Should I floss before or after brushing my teeth?


Flossing or flossing is critical to the health of your teeth as they reach places not reached by the brush. But what is the correct sequence? Thread the wire before or after brushing?

Although there is no scientific evidence on what is best, we recommend flossing before of brushing. This is because as we floss before brushing our teeth, food residues that get stuck in the teeth are released so that they can be eliminated during brushing.

Therefore, by brushing our teeth next, we avoid a bad odor that the removal of this plaque can cause, leaving the pleasant breath that the toothpaste provides at the end.

Some dentists also recommend flossing before brushing to avoid forgetting this procedure, as no one stops brushing their teeth because they have flossed, but most stop flossing after brushing their teeth.


Dental floss or tape reaches places not reached by brush

However, regardless of using before or after brushing, the most important thing to do is not forget to floss, as many people find this part of tooth cleaning boring because it is a longer process.

Remember that although brushing removes plaque from tooth surfaces, it does not remove all plaque between teeth. Thus, flossing removes food debris from this region.