Flossing your teeth at least once a day is an essential part of your dental health routine, and at Redbud Dental of Edmond we can’t emphasize that enough. The benefits are beyond question, and it goes hand-in-hand with brushing.
Patients sometimes ask: which should I do first, brush or floss?
That may sound a little like the chicken-or-egg question, and the answer may depend on who you ask. Some dentists will tell you it’s better to floss first. That way, you loosen plaque and food debris from between your teeth, and brush it away. (Also, you won’t be tempted to skip flossing after you’ve brushed.)
On the other hand, some think it’s better to brush first. Then when you floss, you’ll get some toothpaste between your teeth.
According to one survey (people really do study these things), there’s about a fifty-fifty split among Americans, with a slight edge going to those who brush first. We think you should do whichever you prefer. Just be sure to do both!
Brushing and flossing are an essential part of your dental health regimen, and so is proper technique. At Redbud Dental of Edmond we maintain our patients’ dental health with family dentistry. People from Guthrie and Deer Creek also come to us for cosmetic dentistry, and a whole lot more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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