The interdental brush is a fundamental instrument to improve oral hygiene, especially in the case of people who wear orthodontics, implants or have so annoying, gum problems.
Interdental brushes are the most neglected utensils when it comes to good oral hygiene. Although conventional toothbrushes and mouthwashes are used daily by most people, it is not many individuals who use the interdental brushes to thoroughly clean the spaces between the teeth.
And it is precisely in these interdental spaces where the appearance of infections such as caries, gingivitis or periodontitis usually occurs more easily. The interdental brush or interproximal brush is a toothbrush with a small cylindrical head and cedars of much smaller size than that of the usual dental brushes.
To ensure a correct oral hygiene and complete the traditional brushing, it is necessary to use dental floss as well as the interdental brush. But it should be borne in mind that dental floss is particularly suitable for small closed interdental spaces, while interdental brushes are designed to be used in open interdental spaces.
The interdental brush helps to clean the space between the teeth, thus helping to remove the bacterial plaque that accumulates in these tiny spaces of difficult access, which also usually accumulate microscopic food remains.
There are many toothpaste available on the market to be used with these brushes, but unless the dentist indicates otherwise, it is sufficient to pass the interproximal brush through the spaces between the teeth, orthodontics or implants.
There is also a variety of interdental brushes, either straight or angled to ensure better access to the posterior areas of the mouth. Its continued use prevents the appearance of cavities that can reach the nerve of the tooth. And to find out which is the model that best fits the specific needs of each person, nothing better than going to the dentist because only he can identify the shape and size suitable for each mouth.