A healthy smile is a beautiful smile; and properly caring for your smile requires daily oral hygiene care. Your best defense against plaque and bad bacteria are your toothbrush and floss! It’s recommended that you brush for at least two minutes a day, every day – but should you follow up with flossing or floss prior to brushing? And does the sequence really matter? You might be surprised to learn it does! Studies have shown that it’s more beneficial to floss prior to brushing. Flossing before brushing is the most efficient way to dislodge food and plaque from between your teeth. Also, when plaque is removed from teeth prior to brushing, this can allow your toothpaste to work more effectively. If you don’t already brush in this sequence, try it out for yourself today! You might be surprised by how clean your mouth feels.