El hilo dental ¿Antes o después de cepillarse?

Flossing before or after brushing?

As we already know, it is necessary to brush your teeth 3 times a day to remove food debris and especially plaque, which is what can cause problems in the short, medium and long term.

If we talk about brushes, we have already commented on previous occasions that dentists consider that an electric brush has a greater cleaning capacity, since some allow vibrations of more than 30,000 movements per minute and this is impossible to achieve with the movement of our hand. . But dental floss is just as important as the brush. We are going to tell you why and how to use it in the best possible way.

When to use it?

ALWAYS, at least once a day. Although you may not notice it, there are remains of food that the brush is not able to remove, nor the electric one. And basically it happens because the bristles cannot clean the gaps between our teeth. That is why it is important to use dental floss in order to remove these food remains.

How to use?

There is no certain science here. Our recommendation is to floss first, then brush and finally rinse. Because? The reason is simple. With the pressure of the brush we can make these food remains even more compressed between the teeth and then it will be even more difficult to eliminate them 100%. Also because when we remove the remains with the floss, food particles are released that end up staying in the mouth, so, if we then brush, we make sure to also eliminate these particles that we have extracted from between our teeth.

Why is it important to use it?

As we have commented on previous occasions, bacterial plaque, produced by the decomposition of food remains, is what has the ability to create acid. And it is this acid that deteriorates the enamel and dentin of our teeth, producing cavities. The fact that this plaque accumulates between the teeth, in an area that is difficult to access, where we do not have a clear view, where it does not receive constant pressure (as is the case of the upper surface of the molars) makes it difficult for us to detect the cavities. And a cavity not discovered in time is a cavity that will degrade the tooth until it reaches the nerves and causes pain and perhaps even loss of the tooth due to not being able to reconstruct the damaged area.

What dental flosses do we recommend?

We can differentiate them by whether they have wax or not. The wax simply helps the thread slide better, although each user likes it differently.

We can also find them with or without fluoride, and even different flavors. One point that we should pay attention to is above all the material with which they are made. Beyond the latest studies that demonstrate the presence of PFAS (toxic chemicals for our body) in some dental flosses, we have to be aware that dental floss of artificial origin (nylon, Teflon, etc.) takes up to 200 years to decompose and that According to the manufacturers' instructions, it must always be discarded in the “rejection”. What happens is that these small threads end up in landfills and due to their low weight they fly for kilometers carried by the wind until they reach the natural environment. And dental floss, for some animals, such as turtles, seems like appetizing worms, which can cause death. Currently we have at our disposal numerous natural (and at the same time biodegradable) options such as natural silk or also produced through bamboo. Silk dental flosses stand out for being made from a 100% natural material, rich in plant-based candelilla or beeswax. And for its part, bamboo thread contains mostly activated charcoal, and is sometimes finished with natural mint or essential oils.

Knowledge is power

We want our clients to be as informed as possible so that they consciously make their oral hygiene decisions.


At Dr. INUK we believe that oral health is vital to having iron health. And for this, it is vitally important to have the habit of maintaining good hygiene. For this reason, we create honest, accessible and simple products focused on simplifying the habits that really matter in oral health.


Why is oral health so important? Well, because it has been scientifically proven that the general health of the body is directly related bi-directionally to the health of the mouth. You can read more here.


Furthermore, in recent years, we have detected that most people do not like the experience of oral hygiene products and it is the main reason why people do not get into the habit.


Our first product, Dr. INUK whitening strips , are formulated with Sodium Chlorite, which has whitening power, but also has the ability to eliminate bacteria that produce plaque from the surface of the teeth. This will help you whiten your teeth and keep plaque and, as a result, cavities at bay.




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