Ask a Dentist

May 14, 2020

Do I need to floss in the morning? Ask a Winnipeg Dentist.

Q: Is it necessary to floss in the morning? When I’m in a hurry I usually just brush and feel ok.A: Flossing in the morning isn’t entirely necessary if you don’t eat after your previous night’s cleaning. When it becomes beneficial is after you’ve eaten breakfast. Flossing at this time gives bacteria less of a chance to form plaque.We actually recommend flossing throughout the day, especially if you notice something stuck between your teeth, not just in the morning. Cavities can start quickly if the food is not removed regularly and the gums can also become irritated.

Even if you don’t floss in the morning, it’s good that you still brush. Part of the reason people have morning breath is that bacteria proliferate easily overnight while you have a lack of saliva in your mouth. Brushing helps minimize the impact of that bacteria.

Book an appointment with us today to go over your oral health routine.