Should I brush or floss first?

When it comes to brushing and flossing, it doesn’t really matter whether your brush or floss first.  the goal for both is to disrupt the plaque on the surface of your teeth.  Brushing and flossing is the best way to remove decay-causing plaque from your teeth and help maintain optimal oral health.  While tooth brushing removes plaque from tooth surfaces, it can’t do the entire job of removing plaque. Cleaning between the teeth daily with floss removes debris from between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach.  Some may say doing one thing before the other is better, just remember the important thing is to do both.

Brushing Your Teeth and Flossing with Braces. To remove plaque, you should brush around all parts of your dental braces and all of the surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, you should brush after every meal or snack. If you can’t brush right away, rinse your mouth well with water.  You should try to floss at least once per day.