The Benefits of Interdental Brushing

An interdental brush is a type of flossing tool used to brush out food debris and plaque from between the teeth. For optimal oral hygiene, the interdental brush should be used at least three times a week and is easily included as part of daily oral hygiene practice.

We recommend interdental brushing

The interdental brush benefits patients at Advance Dental Clinic in a number of ways:

Adjustable interdental brush heads

Our dental structures vary and the interdental brush is made to suit different sized and spaced teeth with adjustable brush heads. The flossing brushes come in thin to thicker sizes, some smaller and some larger. The brush heads are attached to a handle and may be removed and replaced as needed.

Versatile interdental brushing

Most of us have a combination of our existing teeth and dental restorations. Interdental brushes are versatile in that different brush heads may be used to clean away debris from between existing teeth and dental restorations such as crowns and bridges.

It is recommended to have a selection of brush heads to clean between teeth, tooth gaps and dental restorations. Discuss interdental brushing with your dentist if you have dental implants to replace missing teeth or wear an orthodontic device for teeth straightening.

Thorough oral hygiene

Toothbrushes and standard floss do not always get between all of the tooth grooves. Plaque and tartar may therefore develop in hard-to-reach places. Interdental brushes are shaped to reach into tooth grooves to remove plaque and debris, preventing bacterial colonisation and tooth decay.

The brush heads are designed to clean teeth with ease, moving in between and gently moving out of tooth gaps and grooves for proper cleansing. Our dental hygienist can tell you more about using the interdental brush as an alternative to or alongside dental flossing at Advance Dental Clinic in Essex.