It is easy to forget that each one of our teeth has five sides. Using a toothbrush, we will only be able to clean three of these five sides. Therefore, we need to use tools like interdental brushes to clean our teeth completely.
Interdental brushes are small brushes designed for thorough cleaning between teeth, around crowns, fillings, implants and braces. The brushes are bottle-shaped, which allows them to access places regular toothbrushes are not able to reach.
Interdental brushes are a supplement to the daily oral care regimen and should not replace tools already used regularly, like toothbrushes. Using interdental brushes after meals or when brushing your teeth in the evening, you can prevent caries and gum inflammations.
Further, if you have large spaces between your teeth, making it difficult to clean them using dental flossers, an interdental brush is the right tool.
For the best effect when cleaning between teeth with interdental brush, use the following techniques:
If the interdental brush does not glide straight through a space, you need a smaller brush.
The Jordan Clinic Brush Between is available in five different sizes, so you can find just the right fit for your teeth spaces. Using brush which is too small will not clean your teeth properly However, it is better to go down a size than to force bigger brush in between the teeth.
It is also common to have multiple sizes available, as we often have different sized spaces between different teeth. If you aren’t sure of which interdental brush suits your teeth best, you can get guidance from your dental hygienists or dentist.
Also remember to switch the interdental brush when it starts to look worn out, to ensure continuous optimal effect.