As a nation we are useless at using dental floss but it seems we are finding it easier to adopt the use of interdental brushes. There’s something quite satisfying about using interdental brushes, the little gum massage you get from the bristles feels pretty good.
Interdental brushes are very effective at cleaning between teeth and along the gum line. They are designed to clean the areas that traditional toothbrushes and floss cannot reach, such as tight spaces between teeth and around braces, bridges or dental implants.
These small brushes have bristles that are thin and flexible, and can be easily inserted between teeth. They help remove food particles, plaque and bacteria that can accumulate in these hard-to-reach areas, which can lead to dental decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Interdental brushes are especially useful for people with spaces between their teeth, or for those who wear braces or other dental appliances that can make cleaning difficult. They can also help reduce the need for dental floss, which some people find difficult to use or uncomfortable – hence the low uptake on floss use.
Did you know that gum recession is caused by bacteria eating at your gum and jawbone? yuck eh. The small but mighty interdental will help between pockets in the gums, brushing away bacteria that cause gum recession and stopping the gums receding. Not only is gum recession painful and can look rather odd, it causes tooth loss. Our gums are so important.
Using interdental brushes are a highly effective tool for keeping teeth and gums healthy and preventing dental problems. Regular use can help maintain good oral hygiene and reduce the risk of dental decay and gum disease.
Our interdental brushes come in packs of 8 – they’re reusable for up to 2 weeks with the correct care. Their handles are bamboo and can be composted after use. We have them in sizes 0, 2, 3, 4 and 5.