Which comes first? Flossing or brushing? It has been a long-standing debate with no universally accepted answer.
– Practicing good oral hygiene is of utmost importance in keeping your teeth in good health.
– Flossing before brushing is recommended since it will ensure that we don’t forget to perform this tedious task.
– Another school of thought recommends flossing AFTER brushing to make sure that fluoride gets into the spaces between the teeth.
The bacteria around the teeth organize themselves as colonies and [flossing] stirs them up. If we get in there and stir them up every 24 hours we render them less dangerous.
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Mohammed Binamin (Principal Dental Surgeon) BDS DRDP MFGDP MMedSci (Implantology)
Dr Mohammed Binamin is the principal dental surgeon at Widney Dental Care and a partner in the BST group of dental practices. In his role, he leads a team of Dental Professionals providing all aspects of NHS and Private Dentistry to patients in primary care.
In general practice, he takes a special interest in Restorative and Surgical Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Intravenous Sedation and advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry providing these services for his own and referral patients from local practitioners.