Keeping your mouth happy and healthy requires a daily routine of cleaning around your gums and between your teeth. While daily brushing and flossing are very important, some people find flossing to be cumbersome. We may have just the alternative for you!
An interdental brush is designed to reach the spaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t get. It is a slender, cone shaped brush that is smaller than a regular toothbrush. Its’ short bristles make it easy to get into tight spaces.
Interdental brushes are available in coated or uncoated wire and come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your personal taste and needs. If some of your teeth have larger gaps than others, you can use differently sized brushes for various areas of your mouth.
When combined with a daily routine of brushing, clinical studies have shown that interdental brushes are highly effective in controlling gingivitis and reducing plaque build-up. This makes them a great alternative to traditional floss!
Why Use Interdental Brushes?
Flossing can be a challenge for a variety of reason. Here are some of the circumstances in which an interdental brush may be preferred:
- Braces – Regular flossing is not possible with braces. Interdental brushes allow you to effectively remove food and plaque between your teeth when wearing traditional braces.
- Large gaps between your teeth – Flossing is more difficult when the gap between teeth is larger than the floss. In this case, an interdental brush will be much more effective.
- Limited mobility – Disabled or elderly individuals often find interdental brushes easier to maneuver than traditional dental floss.
- If you simply hate flossing – If you dislike flossing so much that you simply refuse to do it, then interdental brushes may be for you! They are much easier to use so many people are more willing to make them part of their daily dental hygiene routine.
Daily brushing and flossing will always be the top choice for maintaining good oral health. However, if you are unable to use traditional floss, then interdental brushes are a great alternative to keep your gums and teeth healthy!
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