Brush Then Floss or Floss Then Brush?

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Playing Drs. Rx: Brush and Floss or Floss and Brush?

Do you brush your teeth and then floss? Or do you floss then brush? The Doctors weigh in on which order is best for your dental hygiene.

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They share a study found that you should actually floss first. When it came to removing plaque from your teeth, the study found that flossing first was more effective. 

Dr. Travis Stork says this is the method he uses, explaining he feels the flossing helps to loosen anything that might be between the teeth and then brushing will remove it any food or plaque.

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The study also found that depending on your teeth, you should use different types of floss. If you have teeth that closer together, opt for thin floss and for teeth that are spaced apart, the study found using wider and flatter floss was best. Also, it is recommended that everyone should floss behind their very back teeth, as food can become lodged between the tooth and the gum in this part of the mouth.

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