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Interdental brush: why and how to use it?

by TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom

Knowing that 30% of surfaces when brushing teeth are never properly cleaned and that it is most often interdental areas, why not integrate the use of an interdental brush to our daily routine? Remarkable for its effectiveness, this oral hygiene accessory helps fight cavities, gingivitis or periodontitis. Simple to use, just a few seconds to go around your mouth! To get in cheap price click on Tepe interdental brushes 25 pack.

Why prefer the brushes soft-picks or the irrigator? Which brushes to choose? How to use them? We explain everything!

An effective prevention solution against cavities

Composed of nylon strands, interdental brushes can dislodge food residues stuck in the interstices and fight against dental plaque (a deposit composed among other food residues, bacteria and toxins, which can damage the enamel and the gums).

To have healthy teeth, prevent caries and periodontal diseases, the use of a brush, in addition to brushing teeth, is thus of great use. Indeed, it is recognized that the brushing of teeth (with a manual or electric toothbrush) is not enough to eliminate the bacteria present in the interstices, and that it allows to eliminate only 50% of the dental plaque.

Can everyone use an interdental brush?

Yes! Interdental brushes are a great way to prevent cavities and each of us can use them. It would be wrong to think that only people with loose teeth should use them.

Nevertheless, interdental brushes are particularly suitable for people with wide interdental spaces or those suffering from gum problems (gingival retraction ...).

Their use is also very practical, even essential, if you have:

·        periodontitis,

·        a multi-ring orthodontic appliance or an orthodontic treatment,

·        a dental implant or a bridge,

·        crowns,

·        a bare molar.

Interdental brush, dental floss, soft-pick or water jet?

Brushes and dental floss are the two most effective solutions for removing bacteria and plaque that develop between teeth.

Dental floss, thinner than brushes, is ideal for reduced interdental spaces or when teeth overlap. However, it should be used with great care because it can cause damage to the taste buds.

The sticks, also known as "soft-picks", only allow to dislodge stuck food. They have no impact on dental plaque. It is in the same dental sticks (fluorinated or not) wood, which does not allow access to all faces of the teeth.

The water jet, also known as hydrojet or dental jet, has the advantage of being even easier to use than brushes or dental floss. However, it is much less effective. It is ideal for people with low dexterity of the hand.

How to use an interdental brush?

The brush is used after thorough brushing. It is enough:

·        to slip the accessory between the teeth without forcing,

·        to move back and forth while maintaining a horizontal path.

After use, clean the interdental brush with water and discard when used.

Our advices:

·        Do only one or two round trips a day between the teeth.

·        Act gently, a brush may hurt the gum.

·        In case of bleeding gums, prefer dental floss.

·        If your brush has twisted, change it, it could damage your teeth!

·        Change the interdental brush every 10 days maximum.


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