Interdental brushing is getting more popular, yet we’ve been advocating it for more than 30 years. How justified is it?
Everyone has interdental space
If you have two teeth next to one another, you have interdental space. That’s where bacteria build their colonies.
Conventional brushing doesn’t reach interdental space
Which leaves the bacterial colonies between your teeth untouched, so they can breed and produce bacterial waste. This waste causes caries, gum inflammation and bad breath.
Dental floss doesn’t reach where it’s supposed to
If there are uneven dental spaces, the floss will do nothing to the bacteria inside such space, and the bacteria will keep breeding.
Consider trying interdental brushes: they’re a safer and more effective way to protect your teeth from dental plaque
Always consult a dentist to select the size and type of interdental brush that’s right for you.