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.