What Dentists Say About Flossing Before or After Brushing | BDG
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Everyone already knows the importance of flossing. It helps prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, keeping your pearly whites happy and healthy. But is it really best to floss after brushing, as we’ve always been taught? One study found out.

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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at this issue. 50 participants were rewarded for regular flossing, with half of them brushing first and half flossing first. The study went on for four weeks, and their flossing frequencies were measured eight months after the study had finished.

The findings were perhaps not too surprising. Those who flossed after brushing instead of before tended to floss more regularly after the study was over.

While it’s probably most important simply to remember to floss at some point, this study suggests that to help solidify the habit, doing so after brushing is most beneficial.

Of course, regular visits to your dentist or orthodontist in Las Vegas are absolutely crucial. To keep that smile in tip-top shape, schedule an appointment with us today!

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