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Are you supposed to floss before or after you brush?

That's a silly question but i'm serious my parents didn't educate me in dental health


Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • We recommend to our patients that they do after every brush, if u can brush after each meal and floss, after floss rinse with mouth wash. Most important always brush your tounge too, the bacteria from the tounge can cause cavities too.

    Answer by lily7 at 11:18 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I do it after.

    Answer by Val504 at 9:31 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I do it before so you can clean off and food bits that might get stuck to your teeth after flossing.

    Answer by Apr1l at 9:33 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Guess I am a$$ backwards lol,I thought if you flossed before,when you brushed,you could get the plague,back in between your gums. Do it before and after lol

    Answer by Val504 at 9:37 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Before..Lol cute.

    Answer by Momforhealth at 9:46 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I brush, floss, brush and Listerine.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Before... floss, brush, mouthwash...although sometimes I just floss and use mouthwash if I'm a rush (and def. not off to see the dentist!)

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 10:03 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • My dental hygenist flosses my teach after the cleaning. I don't even think it makes a difference.

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 10:10 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Interesting..I never thought about it but My DDS says brush, floss, rinse with mouthwash.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:18 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I am obsessive compulsive so I do it before AND after! LOL

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 12:19 PM on Apr. 6, 2009