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Is it best to use dental floss or brush your teeth first?

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 more

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Flossing (Definition)

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and ...Read more


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Do I use dental floss before brushing my teeth or the opposite?

Do I use dental floss before brushing my teeth or the opposite?

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 more

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Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Different tools: An interdental brush will clean the space between the teeth that is near the gumline, where the teeth do not touch. Floss cleans the contact point where two adjacent teeth touch, a spot where the brush does not fit. ...Read more

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What can you have a little piece of dental floss stuck in your teeth?

What can you have a little piece of dental floss stuck in your teeth?

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 more

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Docs can you explain, is there a way to straighten your teeth using dental floss?

Docs can you explain, is there a way to straighten your teeth using dental floss?

Impossible Task: If you want your teeth straightened, the best option is always to see an orthodontist and get braces or other orthodontic modalities. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can you tell me about jaw surgery and then i heard about using dental floss to straighten your teeth, does any of this work?

Can you tell me about jaw surgery and then i heard about using dental floss to straighten your teeth, does any of this work?

Absurd: Orthognathic surgery is required in certain circumstances to correct skeletal deformities. Dental floss cannot straighten teeth. If you have a malocclusion, find a well trained and competent orthodontist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dental Floss (Definition)

Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in ...Read more