These are special type of brushes designed to clean areas of tooth where regular toothbrush doesn’t reach.
Why do you need INTER DENTAL BRUSH
a)These are very much handy and easy to use.
b)These are meant to clean space between gum and teeth where food particles and plaque get accumulated.
c) These are available in various sizes. So there is specific inter dental brush for each person according to there gap or close contact between tooth.
d)These are helpful in cleaning of gap between crown and natural tooth because there is increased risks of infection over these areas.
WHY YOU SHOULD PREFER INTER DENTAL BRUSHES OVER OTHER INTER DENTAL CLEANING AID
Other inter dental cleaning aid like dental floss also available but these inter dental brushes are better than floss as they came with handle, specific for different sized and spaced tooth. As for example if you have very tight contact between tooth then you can use narrow spaced inter dental brushes and if you have wide spaced tooth then you can use wide spaced inter dental brushes.
Floss i.e waxed threads if used vigorously then it leg to gum injury and bleeding gums.
Floss are mainly helpful in cleaning front teeth but it is difficult to reach posterior teeth due to anatomical structure of teeth.
HOW TO USE INTER DENTAL BRUSHES
*Make it a habit to Brush between teeth space ,This not only prevent cavity but also keep your gums healthy
*Choose the right size of inter dental brushes.for this you may take help of your dentist.
*use inter dental BRUSHES once a day preferably at night before going to bed.
*After selecting right size took small amount of any regular tooth paste with mild abrasive or any gingival gel after consulting with your dentist.
*Insert the brush slowly between tooth and move back and forth.curve the neck of Brush when needed
*Change the brush when bristles get worn
*If you use small inter dental brushes you may curve the neck to reach posterior teeth
*if you use large inter dental brushes you may curve the wire attached to neck of Brush.
When you start using inter dental brushes you may notice slight bleeding between gums but carry on using because after some days bleeding stops because you will get rid of plaque. But if you still get bleeding even after few days go and consult with your dentist.