Posted on 23 September 2021

Proper brushing and flossing of teeth before bedtime is probably the single most important aspect of good dental care. Visiting the dentist regularly -- and following a healthy diet -- are important. But it is the bedtime dental routine that really determines how healthy our teeth and gums are. The most important rules are:

  • Wait at least an hour after eating before flossing and brushing
  • Floss first, brush second
  • Only use a soft-bristled toothbrush

Using a manual toothbrush will remove plaque, debris and bacteria -- but an electric toothbrush is better for gum health and is more effective in cleaning tooth surfaces and crevices between teeth. Read more at

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