Floss: Dental floss is a cord of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from between teeth. The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and wiped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums or underneath them. In dentistry, floss is classed as an interdental (between teeth) cleaning aid.
On various youtube video I hear opposite opinions regarding the best order of flossing and brushing. And if we're at it, then what about mouthwash?
I thought that the best practice is to go from the coarse to the fine, i.e. first brush, then floss, then mouthwash.
Dr. Scott Frey - FreySmiles argues Floss then brush then mouthwash
Dr. Zak - everydayHealth argues it doesn't matter.
- Sharma et. al., 2004 recommends brush then floss then mouthwash.
- Zimmer et. al., 2006 recommends mouthwash instead of floss