Is it better to brush or floss?
Brushing and flossing are both important for your oral health. Both should be done together. Brushing only removes plaque from the front and back surfaces of your teeth. Flossing, on the other hand, allows you to remove plaque from between your teeth and underneath the gums.
Is it better to brush or floss first?
Some argue that flossing should come first because, when flossing, plaque and bits of food are loosened and should be brushed away after you’ve finished flossing. However, it can be done either way, but if you flossed first we would then suggest rinsing your mouth out to remove any left over plaque or food that might be left on the teeth.
Is it ever too late to start flossing?
It’s never too late to start flossing. If you haven’t been flossing, your gums might bleed when you start. As your gums and teeth will not be used to the sensation. This should stop after a few days but if it doesn’t, call your dentist.