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Mouthwash and order...

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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I wish I could do a poll.

I floss, then swish, then brush. To me it's breaking stuff down and getting between the teeth before I brush.

Dh says to swish AFTER you brush. His makes sense too I guess but never thought about it.

This came up when the girls started using it.

Well? Before or after??
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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

If i do it at all, i do it after so it can grab anything i may have missed.  I am horrible at flossing.

bbmkfo03
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Floss, brush then swish

rebeccasmly
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Swish after
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keeckhardt
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
This is us, too.

Quoting bbmkfo03:

Floss, brush then swish

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AM-BRAT
by Amber on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Holy crap I must be the only one!

I shall bump until I am not alone. :)
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AM-BRAT
by Amber on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Bump
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fullxbusymom
by Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

After

spotsmom
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

The directions are almost always on the bottle. I'd follow those to be most effective. Some say to use before brushing, some indicate after brushing. It usually depends on what the mouthwash is supposed to do. Mouthwashes designed to strengthen teeth usually indicate swishing after brushing. Mouthwashes designed to breakdown plaque, kill germs, and whiten indicate swishing before brushing. I have both kinds, and I alternate, one in the morning, the other at night. 

AM-BRAT
by Amber on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Guess I could get off my a and look lol.


Quoting spotsmom:

The directions are almost always on the bottle. I'd follow those to be most effective. Some say to use before brushing, some indicate after brushing. It usually depends on what the mouthwash is supposed to do. Mouthwashes designed to strengthen teeth usually indicate swishing after brushing. Mouthwashes designed to breakdown plaque, kill germs, and whiten indicate swishing before brushing. I have both kinds, and I alternate, one in the morning, the other at night. 


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