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I do it after.  Brushing loosens and digs out most of the surface gunk.  Flossing after enables you to get to the gunk brushing missed.


--- Quote from: emwithme on February 01, 2013, 12:41:10 PM ---Now this is a *really* stupid question

Do you floss BEFORE or AFTER brushing your teeth?

--- End quote ---

I floss before so that the brushing washes away the gunk that might have dropped out from the flossing.

Before, because the toothpaste has stuff in it that is supposed to protect the teeth and flossing would just wipe it off again.

Tea Drinker:
After, and I took that for granted until two minutes ago. But now that I think about it, the reasoning seems to have nothing to do with what would work best. It's just that people say "brush and floss your teeth," which implies that brushing goes first.

Before, as recommended by my dentist.


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