Cleaning order for teeth?


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I'm new to this forum, so hi everyone! Anyway just a quickie. What order should I be cleaning my teeth at the end of the day. I've generally gone with 1 electric toothbrush 2 flossing and 3 interdental brushes. However on a recent visit to my dentist he said, wrong order. It should be 1 flossing 2 interdental brushes 3 electric toothbrush. Who is right? Had an appointment this evening with my hygienist based at my periodontist and forgot to ask her opinion. Many thanks.
 
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honestdoc

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Your dentist is right and your hygienist will confirm. The electric toothbrush will be last as a final clean of all the debris and plaque loosened by the floss and interdental devices.
 
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Thank you for your reply honestdoc. I must admit I prefer doing it in the order you're confirming. I spend a lot of time on my cleaning regime and though time consuming, I'm hanging on to my teeth and my periodontist is happy too.
 

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