floss teeth at night for best resultsWe all know that dentists recommend flossing once a day for healthy teeth and gums.

But did you know that flossing at night is preferable to the morning in terms of optimal results? At least that's what my dentist told me last week when I went in for my 6-month check-up. Here's why...

 

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Flossing regularly helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. My dentist explained that you should floss right before bed because at night your mouth is (generally) inactive, and bacteria has several hours to grow uninterrupted. During the day, however, you drink water, chew gum, etc.—all of which helps to clean off your teeth.

Do you agree with this advice? Do you floss before bed or in the morning? Before or after you brush?


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