A 49-year-old member asked:
Help please! is brushing and listerine mouthwash enough or do i need to floss?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
ALWAYS: You can brush and floss all day long (although you shouldn't) and still not get food and plaque removed from in between your teeth. Floss does that the best and is absolutely a necessary part of proper oral hygiene. Most cavities and gum problems start in between your teeth. Add flossing to your daily regimen.
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Dentistry 40 years experience
You need to floss.: Brushing well and using listerine is not a substitute.
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Dentistry 26 years experience
No substitute : There is no substitute for floss, listerine disrupts the balance of organisms in your mouth by killing the good and bad bacteria so if you use listerine routinely, be sure to eat lots of yogurt to replenish the good bacteria.
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