One of the best ways to keep your gums from bleeding when you come in for a cleaning is to floss regularly. Whether you floss before or after brushing is less important, so long as you floss! 80% of people worry about germs on a shopping cart, far less about germs in their mouths.
Although flossing, using mouthwash, and getting regular dental checkups are all effective ways to prevent more serious health problems, only one in three people flosses or rinses with mouthwash and fewer than half have frequent enough preventive dental visits.
Brushing your teeth
Flossing your teeth