Why Should I Use Interdental Brushes?
What is an interdental brush?
Compared to a typical toothbrush, an interdental brush has a special bristled head which is designed specifically to access the area between your teeth. Depending on the size of the space between your teeth, you will need a brush of different size. Luckily, they come in various shapes and sizes. Make sure that you buy quality interdental brush only - to do so, it's best to visit your local pharmacy or Dentist.
Proper usage of interdental brush
To get the best advice on using an interdental brush, speak to your dentist. He should be able to advise you on how often and for how long you should use it. There are a few common sense tips which you can follow to make sure that you clean your teeth properly:
- Buy only a brush of the size prescribed by your dentist
- Be very gentle and don’t force the brush in between your teeth
- Create a routine in which you go around your mouth each time to clean your teeth so that you don’t miss any spaces.
Gum bleeding is prevalent especially in the beginning of using the brush. This is caused by the tenderness of your gums which haven’t been cleaned so thoroughly up to now. That is why it’s important to start softly and give your gums time to get accustomed to your interdental brush. Keep in mind that if the bleeding doesn’t stop after a week or so, you should contact your dentist immediately.
Is it difficult?
Using an interdental brush is most of the time quite easy. So, if you come across any problems such as bleeding gums or you simply find it difficult, you should get advice from the dentist. In fact, you should do that even before you buy one - simply ask your dentist to show you how to use an interdental brush properly once he prescribes you one.