Brush or Floss: Which to do First

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As we know both brushing and flossing are vital for good oral health. The question often arise that what should you do first, brush or floss you teeth?

As your Kansas City dentist, I recommend flossing your teeth before you brush them. The flossing action will remove or loosen the plaque in between the teeth and make it easier for the tooth brush to take it away. Remember, if flossing is done right and routinely, it would strengthen your gums and would not hurt. It adds a few minutes to your oral hygiene regimen, but it is totally worth it.

2 thoughts on “Brush or Floss: Which to do First

  1. Tobias Armstrong says:

    I’d never heard of flossing before you brush, but the way you described it actually makes a lot of sense. If flossing looses up the plaque around your teeth, then it makes perfect sense that you’d want to loosen everything up, then brush it all away. I’ve been trying to figure out how to improve my dental health, and this seems like it would be a pretty good first step. Thanks for sharing.

  2. emily bennette says:

    I like that you talked about brush and flossing. I like that you pointed out that it might be better to floss before you brush. It does seem like it would be smart to talk to your dentist about which would be better for you.

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