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Is It Best To Use Dental Floss Or Brush Your Teeth First
Wash, then Detail: When you wash your car, what do you do? You wash the majority of dirt off, then you dry it, then you detail it, right? Think the same thing for your teeth/mouth: brush everything, then go back in and get in all the nooks-and-cranies by flossing. When you're done flossing rinse everything our with scope, listerine, or whatever else you may like to use. Either way, do them both everyday! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Personal preference: Proper flossing does the main work of removing plaque. It is a matter of personal preference, but i suggest that patients floss first, then brush. This way you remove the residual plaque with the brush and the entire exposed surface of your teeth contact the Fluoride toothpaste. The important point is to brush twice daily and floss once daily at minimum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I usually have bleeding gums, everytime i brush my teeth. Even when I use dental floss, it always happen. What does it mean? Thank you
New hygienist at periodontist office suggests the use of proxy brushing, water flosser and the use of dental floss. What? In what order to I use them?
Try........: Hopefully you should be able to work it out with a new piece of dental floss, preferably waxed or dental tape. If you still have a problem you will have to see a dentist to ensure that it is all out and you don't have a broken filling, decay, or a rough margin on the filling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental floss is stuck in between my teeth when i floss and i cant get it out i feel very uncomfortable pls help me to get this out it stuck smalpiece?
Is it really important to floss? I am a vegetarian and never get food particles stuck between my teeth. Also, i live in a small town and our only supermarket doesn't even sell dental floss.
Absolutely: Flossing is essential to removing food debris and plaque from between your teeth. That is true whether you are carnivorous or a vegetarian. Without flossing, you will probably develop cavities between your teeth over time. Perhaps you've just been lucky so far. You can ask your pharmacy to order floss (and help out the rest of your community) or order it online, or you can risk the consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about jaw surgery and then i heard about using dental floss to straighten your teeth, does any of this work?
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