If you have recently visited a dentist or done a dental cleaning, you may have been reminded how important it is to floss to remove food debris and plaque that accumulates between the teeth and can cause cavities and other problems in the oral cavity.
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But there is one burning question surrounding the subject of dental floss: when is it best to use it – before or after brushing? We have examined the issue once and for all and we have an answer and also a justified explanation.
The prevailing recommendation is to floss before The brushing. This is because flossing allows the food scraps that are stuck between the teeth to be “released” so that during brushing, they are removed more easily and efficiently. But there is also a slight reservation. Although it is better to floss before brushing, flossing after brushing is definitely better than avoiding floss at all. Bottom line, it is advisable to floss before brushing, but if after brushing you have more flow, it is definitely better than nothing. But if you are starting to floss for the first time – it is recommended that you get used to passing it before brushing. You can brush once or twice a day, preferably before brushing in the evening.
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What happens if you do not floss?
The toothbrush can remove dirt on the teeth – but it is less effective when it comes to food scraps and plaque between The teeth. If leftover food between the teeth is not treated, over time a layer of bacteria will form and stick to the teeth which will turn into tartar. Dental tartar can contribute to the development of gingivitis and can also lead to cosmetic damage to the teeth.
And if you are already flossing, you should also have one in your bag, for emergency lunches at work or a meal with friends – and avoid using “alternative” solutions such as using hair. Tic Tuckers have previously recommended transferring hair to teeth when there is no dental floss in the area and experts warn that it can lead to irreversible damage. So if you get food residue stuck in your teeth often, just stock up on toothpicks or floss in a bag ahead of time.