Why? Flossing loosens bacteria and debris from between the teeth, brushing afterward (when the mouth is rinsed with water) further clears the mouth of these particles. Plaque bacteria are the primary culprit behind the development of periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that occurs when bacteria accumulate below the gum line. Periodontal disease can lead to swelling, irritation, gum recession and tooth loss if left untreated.
Additionally, flossing then brushing with a fluoride toothpaste means that fluoride, a mineral that aids in the prevention of cavities and tooth decay, remains in the mouth at higher levels when flossing before brushing.
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