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    Default Do you floss your teeth before or after brushing?

    And how often do you do it? And do you wriggle the floss back and forth in between each tooth or just wedge it in and out? Do you just do the front ones and skip the back ones ?

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    I never floss. Ever. And I have one filling at 35

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    I don't floss because it hurts my gums. The dentist tells me that flossing will toughen my gums so it won't hurt anymore but it hurts too much to start doing it!

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    I do floss, brush, listerine

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    Before brushing, every night. Kind of move it back & forth against each tooth to scrape off any buildup. Do it until I can't get anything more, then brush.

    I think the floss packaging says to do it AFTER brushing, but that doesn't make any sense to me.

    Started flossing as a teenager. Hurt/bled to start with, but I used to get inflamed gums now and then from stuff getting under the gums - never happens anymore.

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    I rarely floss. I have a friend who's a dental nurse and she was saying you only really need to floss every 2 or 3 days. The dentist that DS saw last year showed us how to floss properly and that was after brushing (because apparently brushing can push stuff back in between the teeth) and to scrape along the edge of each tooth.

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    Before brushing. Not everyday cause I'm lazy but at least a few times a week.

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    What? Flossing BEFORE brushing? Do you people also spell dilemma with an N? 😃

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    It wouldnt occur to me to do it before 😊

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