Everything You Thought You Knew About Brushing and Flossing Is Wrong

Everything You Thought You Knew About Brushing and Flossing Is Wrong

Are you supposed to brush your teeth before or after breakfast? Should you use mouthwash before or after brushing? These are just a couple of the common questions that many people get wrong about oral hygiene. Let’s clear up the confusion and outline the proper daily routine for optimal oral health, as recommended by SuperMouth’s comprehensive mouth care system.

 Everything You Thought You Knew About Brushing and Flossing Is Wrong

Rethinking your daily oral hygiene routine is crucial, as there’s much more to maintaining oral health than the traditional brush-and-floss advice. With SuperMouth’s expert approach, we guide you to the correct practices for home dental care.

 Step-by-Step Oral Hygiene Routine

Morning (before breakfast):

  1. Wash: Awaken your mouth with a gentle alkaline mouthwash to help remove overnight plaque and alkalize your mouth for a fresh start to the day.
  2. Floss*: Use expanding floss to clear plaque and food particles from hard-to-reach places between your teeth.
  3. Clean*: Utilize a tongue scraper to effectively remove bacteria buildup and exfoliate. Traditional toothbrush bristles are not designed to reach deep into the crevices of the tongue.
  4. Brush: Spend two minutes brushing with hydroxamin-infused toothpaste and a high-quality toothbrush, then rinse lightly with water.


  1.  Spray: After consuming foods, snacks or acidic drinks, spritz your mouth 2-3 times with a pH-balanced mouth spray to restore balance and support the microbiome until your next full brushing.

Evening (before bedtime):

  1. Floss*: Start with flossing thoroughly to ensure that all food particles and plaque are removed from between teeth.
  2. Clean*: Use the tongue scraper to brush and scrub your tongue and the insides of your cheeks to eliminate day-long bacteria accumulation.
  3. Brush: Repeat your two-minute brushing routine to clean and protect your teeth with hydroxamin toothpaste.
  4. Wash: Finish with 10mL of mouthwash to coat your mouth thoroughly, providing long-lasting overnight protection. After swishing, just spit out the mouthwash and avoid rinsing with water afterwards to ensure the protective ingredients remain effective.

*Note: Flossing and tongue cleaning are essential for maintaining oral hygiene and can be done at a minimum once a day. For example, you might choose to clean your tongue as part of your morning routine and floss in your evening routine to ensure a comprehensive clean.

 Understanding the Timeliness of Brushing

One of the most common mistakes in oral care is brushing right after eating. Each time you eat or drink, your mouth’s pH level drops, creating an acidic environment and leaving your teeth vulnerable for the next 30 to 60 minutes. Brushing during this period can spread the acid over tooth surfaces, potentially damaging the enamel and leading to increased sensitivity. Instead of brushing immediately, it’s recommended to use SuperMouth’s mouth spray. This helps freshen the mouth, balance the pH, and provides prebiotics to support the oral microbiome.


By redefining and updating your oral hygiene practices with SuperMouth’s systematic approach, you can ensure a healthier mouth and a brighter smile. It’s not just about brushing and flossing anymore; it’s about creating a balanced ecosystem in your mouth that supports long-term oral health.


Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional dental advice. Consult with a dental professional for personalized oral care guidance.