Should I Brush Before Flossing?

The age-old question – should you floss before you brush or after? If you asked any one of our
team members, you just might get a different answer on this one!

Before you report them for not knowing their stuff, each response can be right! As long as you’re
doing a thorough job, we don’t care when you floss!

The Case for Flossing Before Brushing

Theoretically, flossing first dislodges the gunk between your teeth, letting the fluoride in your
toothpaste reach those crevices better.

Also, behavioral scientists say since most people don’t like to floss, it’s better to get the
least-pleasant half of your dental routine out of the way first – you’ll be less likely to skip it. Once
you have a minty, fresh mouth from brushing, you might be less inclined to feel the need to floss
afterward.

The Case for Flossing After Brushing

Some say flossing last is better because it clears your mouth from extra food and debris that
could otherwise be carried by the floss into the very spaces you’re trying to clean out.
Plus, it might be more pleasant to put those flossing hands into a clean mouth versus an
unbrushed one.

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