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How many times should you brush your teeth & floss every day?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Floss x1 , brush x2

You need to floss at least once daily and brush at least 2x daily (3x if you have gum problem).
Be sure to aim the brush at 45 degree towards the gum lines. Also try to use a soft brush for 2 minutes at a time.

In brief: Floss x1 , brush x2

You need to floss at least once daily and brush at least 2x daily (3x if you have gum problem).
Be sure to aim the brush at 45 degree towards the gum lines. Also try to use a soft brush for 2 minutes at a time.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Concur

Dr chiu's correct.
For most people brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, and flossing 1x/day is sufficient. Some people need to bush more often, use inter proximal cleaning adjuncts, use water pik or air flosser, etc. Your dentist/hygienist/periodontist will adjust your oral hygiene program to your individual needs. See a pro...Don't go it alone.

In brief: Concur

Dr chiu's correct.
For most people brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, and flossing 1x/day is sufficient. Some people need to bush more often, use inter proximal cleaning adjuncts, use water pik or air flosser, etc. Your dentist/hygienist/periodontist will adjust your oral hygiene program to your individual needs. See a pro...Don't go it alone.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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