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Brushes and dental floss

Instruments to be put between all teeth

Brushing alone removes only 50% of plaque. It is therefore essential to supplement its action with brushes or dental floss.

The spaces between the teeth, also called interdental areas, are inaccessible to the bristles of the toothbrush. As a result, most caries and gum problems begin to develop in these areas.

To avoid these problems, clean these hard-to-reach areas and maintain optimal oral hygiene, interdental brushing is strongly recommended. This interdental brushing removes 24% of additional dental plaque.

In case of problems with gums, periodontitis, orthodontic appliance or prosthesis, this brushing will also be recommended.

 

Two simple ways:

  • The interdental brush: a kind of small brush, it allows an easy cleaning of the wide spaces, especially in the patients who have a teeth shaving.
  • Dental floss: it is recommended in people who have a very n space between their teeth. It should be used with caution to avoid injuring the gums. The brush and dental l are used after brushing the teeth.

As a complementary tool, the dental plaque dye makes it possible to clearly identify the dental plaque to check that it has indeed been eliminated (available in pharmacy only).

 

Our advices

  • Choose the brush head according to the size of your inter-dental space. Your dentist will advise you.
  • Do not attempt to pass a brush if the inter-dental space is too narrow. Take a smaller brush or use dental
  • Rinse the brush under water after use and dispose of it as soon as possible (15-20 days after first use).
  • Do not hesitate to ask the firm for a demonstration to make the best use of these instruments.
  • Mild bleeding can be observed in the first use of brushes but they must then disappear.