I work in the dental field and we recommend doing it first before brushing. It removes the bacteria from between the teeth and then you brush it away. For most people we are just happy they are actually doing it at all
ETA- To answer your question, start with a piece that is approx 30cm long, you should 'see-saw' your floss between the teeth until you reach the gum line. You need to scrape the side of each tooth making sure the floss 'disappears' about 1-2mm underneath the gum to ensure you are removing any sub gingival plaque. (Either side of the V shape which your gum makes between each tooth). Once you have done both between the teeth and either side of the 'V', remove the floss, move your fingers around the next section of floss and repeat. Some people find it really hard to get all the way to the back so we recommend to get as far as you can to the back of your mouth as possible. Hope that helps
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24-05-2015 21:44 #11
Do you floss your teeth before or after brushing?
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24-05-2015 21:52 #12Senior Member
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After and then a good rinse.
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24-05-2015 21:58 #13
Before. I only floss god like 3 times a week or so.
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25-05-2015 19:01 #15
Thanks everyone, seems it's pretty 50 50 before or after.
I'm a before, only because that's the chance I get when I'm bathing ds. Then we clean our teeth together.
Very interesting, all the responses!
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