Many people don’t know how to use interdental brushes. Read on and you will find out the proper technique to use.
Which size of interdental brush is the best?
Overall,the best interdental brushes are the ones which you can easily squeeze into your interdental space without any strong resistance or pain. However, due to inflammation and swelling of your gums, at first, this process can certainly be unpleasant. The ideal would be to consult a dentist on the thickness of the brushes that suit you best.
Read more about why you should use interdental brush.
They also provide information about general oral hygiene, as well as motivate you for its regular maintenance. If for some reason you can not schedule a dental appointment, it is advisable that, for starters, opt for thinner brushes. While you gums are swollen, this is the least painful and but yet effective solution. At home, you can easily estimate the right sizes of brushes yourself. Take a trial set of interdental brushes and simply try out all different sizes. People who have crowns and bridges or lack some teeth, usually have gaps between teeth in different sizes. So, you can buy a kit that includes interdental brushes in a few basic dimensions. Set of brushes of different sizes provide the optimum cleaning for each gap.
Interdental toothbrush is recommended to be used as a supplement to conventional brushing. They are also a must for all those wearing fixed braces. So, after each thorough brushing with toothbrush made with soft fibers, you should also clean all interproximal gaps between teeth. In the absence of time and patience, most people rarely (if at all) practice to regularly use interdental brushes. But, in many clinical trials it has been proven that everyday use of interdental brush, together with manual toothbrush and correct brushing technique, may give very satisfactory results in terms of your oral hygiene and health.
How to use interdental brushes with the right technique of cleaning
At the entrance into the interproximal space, set the top of the brush of appropriate size at an angle of 90 degrees to the gums. Then, gently slide it into the beginning of the space, looking for the angle at which it can thrive further without pressure. This angle is a bit different in every space. Then gently push it through entire space and then pull it out. In each space this is enough to be done at least once, but best few times. After cleaning each gap place the brush under running warm water, and continue to clean the next gap and so on. After completing the cleaning of all teeth rinse all brushes that you used and leave them to dry until the next use.
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