Yes. You can't reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush. That's why daily flossing is important. If you find it hard to handle floss, use an interdental cleaner — such as a dental pick, pre-threaded flosser, tiny brushes that reach between teeth, a water flosser or wooden or silicone plaque remover. As long as you do a thorough job, it doesn't matter if you brush or floss first.
May 03, 2016
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