U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 49-year-old member asked:

Help please! is brushing and listerine mouthwash enough or do i need to floss?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
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.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You need to floss.: Brushing well and using listerine is not a substitute.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 12, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.