Should You Use A Water Flosser Before Or After Brushing?

- Nov 14, 2019-

You can use regular dental floss before or after you brush. There are different trains of thought on which is best, but both are effective at removing plaque.

When it comes to an oral irrigator, though, there is one important consideration. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, flossing afterwards will wash a lot of the fluoride off. Just as it' s best not to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, it 's best not to use a water flosser straight after, either. 

You can use your water flosser before brushing or – if you have time – wait 30 minutes or so to let the toothpaste ingredients have their full effect.