another good reason for dental hygeine BEFORE pulling. not only do you stimulate circulation in the soft tissue, you can increase the flow of oil to the tissue between your teeth. so do your routine before and then i recommend just a salt water rinse. even a soft toothbrush is abrassive enough to remove some enamal each time you brush. you dont want to take it off faster than the body can put it back on. brush and floss(i use a water pick as well) before.