It is well known fact that to maintain good oral health it is necessary to clean your mouth every day. Not only teeth – also interdental spaces and tongue too.
A number of studies link the presence of dental plaque with systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and even Alzheimer’s and negative outcome of pregnancy. The plaque within the arterial walls contain bacteria identical to that found in oral cavity. Reducing bacterial plaque in the mouth can prevent the heart from bacteria migrating there from oral cavity. Diabetic patients have higher susceptibility to contracting infections and increased difficulty in healing and recovery. Periodontal disease (gum disease) can affect glycaemic control and cause instability within the body.
Remember : the space between your teeth is inaccessible to the ordinary toothbrush, However modern and sophisticated it might be. Once the dental plaque causes infection it can spread down the surface of the tooth until it reaches the very end of the root. it will damage the gum, bone – and this is loose tooth happen.
We strongly recommend including the interdental brushing into the daily hygiene habits alongside with traditional toothbrush (manual or electric) and flossing.
Below are the rules of using interdental toothbrushes.
1/ Find the right size of the interdental spaces; you may need brushes in several sizes, as the interdental spaces vary in width and shape. You may choose the size yourself, but your dentist should be able to help you with it (We are!!!).
2/Place your brush horizontally. Move the brush back and forth a couple of times. Don’t scrub – interdental brush will NOT remove hard calculus, it’s dentist or hygenist job!
3/bend the wire of your brush to form a gentle curve, to clean the back teeth. If your brush has flexible handle, this will be much easier.
4/You may notice over time that the brush feels less snugin the space. This is the sign that you have reduced the swelling that was connected with the gums inflammation. That also means – you need to change the brush size accordingly.
5/ If you are using terapeutic gel , put it on the gum between the teeth and then use the brush. interdental brush will help you spread the gel where you need it.
6/After using the interdental brush- wash it well and leave to dry in clean place. The plastic cover may be useful.
7/ Sometimes the interdental brushes are more effective than floss. It is easier to reach the concave shape of the side of the tooth with brush than with floss.
Below you will find link to very simple but useful brushing instruction : http://www.curaprox.com/us-en/how-to-use-an-interdental-brush-correctly .