23 doctors weighed in:
When you brush and floss does it really help oral health?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
6 doctors agree
In brief: No Question
Proven fact, if you don't brush/floss you will get decay and dental probs.
If you do it properly then minimal probs. Properly is the absolute key along with proper dietary habits. Many people think they know how to brush properly but every day i see adults that need improvement. Ask your dental provider for more info.

In brief: No Question
Proven fact, if you don't brush/floss you will get decay and dental probs.
If you do it properly then minimal probs. Properly is the absolute key along with proper dietary habits. Many people think they know how to brush properly but every day i see adults that need improvement. Ask your dental provider for more info.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes. Keystone of good oral health.
Along with regular exams by dentist.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Keystone of good oral health.
Along with regular exams by dentist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Roya Arbab
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
In the first 20 minutes after eating biofilm forms around your teeth.
Biofilm is microscopic food matter and bacteria. Some bacteria eat the food matter and produce acidic waste that can erode your teeth and and cause cavities, other bacteria are peirodontal pathogens. If not removed, biofilm accumulates and plaque forms. Brushing and flossing removes this plaque and hence the harmful bacteria.

In brief: Yes.
In the first 20 minutes after eating biofilm forms around your teeth.
Biofilm is microscopic food matter and bacteria. Some bacteria eat the food matter and produce acidic waste that can erode your teeth and and cause cavities, other bacteria are peirodontal pathogens. If not removed, biofilm accumulates and plaque forms. Brushing and flossing removes this plaque and hence the harmful bacteria.
Dr. Roya Arbab
Dr. Roya Arbab
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Check the statistics for longer life and you will find that regular effective brushing and flossing adds years , yes, years, to your expected life.
Keep on it.

In brief: Absolutely
Check the statistics for longer life and you will find that regular effective brushing and flossing adds years , yes, years, to your expected life.
Keep on it.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Oral health
Absolutely. Flossing wil get rid of food and bacteris stuck between your teeth that brushing alone will not accomplish.
Brushing and flossing will help prevent plaque and reduce risk of periodontal disease which can cause severe complications involving the heart as an example.

In brief: Oral health
Absolutely. Flossing wil get rid of food and bacteris stuck between your teeth that brushing alone will not accomplish.
Brushing and flossing will help prevent plaque and reduce risk of periodontal disease which can cause severe complications involving the heart as an example.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Sure !
What could possibly make you think otherwise?

In brief: Sure !
What could possibly make you think otherwise?
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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