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 Graas2023-01-11T10:22:04-07:00June 1st, 2021|Dental Tips|6 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Dental Implant Care: Tips for Long-Term Success November 8th, 2023 | 0 Comments Maintaining Dental Health As You Age: A Lifetime of Smiles October 10th, 2023 | 0 Comments Tips for Maintaining Oral Health During Pregnancy September 21st, 2023 | 0 Comments Staying Hydrated for Healthy Teeth: The Importance of Water in Summer August 21st, 2023 | 0 Comments 6 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/ James 10 March 2022 at 3:43 pm - Reply Closys is really good mouthwash but others are going to be more harmful to the enamel than others. Jennifer Graas 10 March 2022 at 4:05 pm - Reply Yes, you have to be careful as many rinses available over the counter are quite acidic! Catherine 26 May 2022 at 11:22 pm - Reply When is the best time to use a fluoride rinse such as ACT Anticavity Zero Alcohol Fluoride Mouthwash? Jennifer Graas 29 May 2022 at 10:28 am - Reply The best time to use a rinse would be after flossing, waterpik and brushing. However, rinses are not necessary for most people if you are using a fluoridated toothpaste. If patients have a high cavity risk or periodontal disease, I recommend the CariFree CTX4 Treatment rinse as the best option. Most other rinses are acidic/low pH. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.