We all know it is important to brush our teeth – but do you know that flossing BEFORE brushing your teeth has been proven to be more effective than flossing after brushing? A recent study tells us that interdental brushing with floss before conducting a full wash loosens bacteria and food waste which means a larger surface area for the toothbrush to work on – hence providing better oral hygiene!
So, whether you don’t floss, or if you do but have recently just found a more advantageous way to clean your teeth – be sure to include this before your brushing routine! Flossing can remove almost half the plaque around your teeth – responsible for cavities, gum disease and other nuisances!
The best practice of flossing would include; 1. Holding the brush between your thumb and index finger 2. Gently brushing between gaps without forcing the brush further through a gap than what feels comfortable 3. Brushing consistently through each gap between your teeth.
If you follow these steps and continue to brush at a high standard afterwards you are on your way to maintaining the best oral health you possibly can at home.