FAQ: Which Order Should You Brush/Floss/Waterpik? This month’s oral hygiene tip is a frequently asked question from our patients… Which order is best when it comes to your oral care routine? Most people brush, then floss, then waterpik (if they have one)… but did you know the “best” order is actually: Floss – to dislodge food particles Waterpik – to flush everything away Brush last – to clean your teeth and get the most out of your toothpaste (especially if it has fluoride and minerals in it like CTX4 5000) And most importantly – spit but don’t rinse after you brush so that there is some toothpaste left around your teeth! Questions? Comments? Please let us know below! Jennifer Graas2021-07-29T22:26:58-06:00June 1st, 2021|Dental tips, Featured|2 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Sensitive Teeth? Here’s what you can do about it. October 20th, 2021 | 2 Comments Should you have both a dentist and a dental hygienist? October 4th, 2021 | 0 Comments Does an electric toothbrush help with gum disease? August 31st, 2021 | 0 Comments How to enjoy your favourite ice cream this summer… while protecting your teeth July 26th, 2021 | 2 Comments 2 Comments Ashley 6 January 2022 at 10:23 am - Reply …and then use mouthwash? Jennifer Graas 10 January 2022 at 8:50 am - Reply Floss, waterpik and brushing is enough for most people… mouthwash is actually not necessary! Most mouthwashes don’t have fluoride in them and are quite acidic which isn’t good for your teeth. If you are someone who is prone to cavities, the CariFree rinse system is best. Check out our ebook “A Patients guide to dental caries” for more information! https://eauclaireparkdental.ca/ebooks/ Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.