by Abdiel Marquez DDS, Sanoviv Dental
Did you know? Flossing before brushing gives you an opportunity to clear out the space between teeth, which will allow the toothpaste to do its job more thoroughly. Furthermore, it loosens all of the food particles and bacteria that will be washed away while brushing and rinsing.
However, the real concern is whether or not you floss. Most people have been instructed to floss after brushing and this is much better than not flossing at all. This will remove food particles and bacteria from your teeth that have just been brushed clean, which is why flossing before brushing makes good sense.
Rinsing before you floss and brush loosens food particles and buildup, making brushing even more effective.
Don’t leave your toothbrush in the bathroom
The odors in the bathroom are ferments, vapors, bacteria and viruses that come out from urine and feces all over the bathroom floating, seeking for a damp place to cultivate (toothbrushes bristles).
Recent studies have found the following bacteria in toothbrush bristles, which can be the cause of various stomach or intestinal illnesses:
Most people (7 of 10) leave their toothbrushes in the bathroom. The toothbrush should be stored in a dry place outside the bathroom or covered with a suitable case.
Remember to brush a minimum of 2 times per day but preferably after each meal for optimal oral health.
We recommend PerioClear mouthwash (http://www.sanovivstore.com/perioclear–alcoholfree-mouthwash.html) and PerioScript concentrate for oral irrigators (http://www.sanovivstore.com/perioscript-oral-cleansing-concentrate.html)
If your using water flosser should you brush your teeth before or after using the waterflosser? What do you think and why?
My recommendation is that flossing (of any type) before brushing gives you an opportunity to clear out the space between teeth, which will allow the toothpaste to do its job more thoroughly. Furthermore, it loosens all of the food particles and bacteria that will be washed away while brushing and rinsing.
Have a great day