Should I Floss or Brush First?

Should I Floss or Brush FIrst?
Posted on 05/04/2020

Trying to perfect the perfect oral hygiene routine?

According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, “a simple two-step routine can not only effectively remove dental plaque and strengthen your teeth but can also help to minimize your time in orthodontic treatment.” 

Remember: your oral health care doesn’t end after you leave your dentist or orthodontist office! You’re a big partner in the process to getting straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

You can play your role in the orthodontic process by:

1. Brushing for two minutes after every meal or snack or rinsing your mouth with water if you can’t brush. 
2. Flossing at least once a day, ideally before you brush.
3. Seeing your general dentist every 6 months for check-ups.
4. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks that can contribute to tooth decay.

Trust Your Orthodontist


Your orthodontist is your partner in oral health! You can save money on dental costs and the cost of braces over time when you do everything you can to improve your oral hygiene. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at any age. Our experts in orthodontics have the skills to give you your best smile, and our team will ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed in our office.

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