It is an additional oral hygiene accessory for cleaning between teeth. There are different shapes and sizes that allow you to adapt to almost any situation and age.
Is it necessary, because I already have a common toothbrush? There is no relationship between brushes. common hand or electric brush It is able to clean 3 of the 5 surfaces of the tooth, and cannot penetrate between the teeth and remove the plaque between the teeth, for that dental floss or interdental brush or dental irrigators are recommended.
So, I need both the floss and brush between the teeth? Not all have their advantages and disadvantages, but recent studies have shown that cleaning with an interdental brush is easier, more effective and does not require skills unlike flossing. Therefore, it is best to use small brushes to clean between the teeth
Description: Nylon fibers are wrapped in a metallic wire, usually coated today, there is the type in which it forms is an integral part with the handle and another type that needs to be mounted on the handle. The fibers come from a thickness of less than 0.5 mm to a size of several mm, and exist in different forms with straight fibers such as cylindrical or triangular like a cone.
Advantages: The use is simple that does not require skill or learning curve, scientifically it has been demonstrated significantly greater efficiency in the elimination of bacterial plaque unlike floss, comes in several thicknesses and forms, can be used several times, needs to be replaced at intervals, the fibers can penetrate into the different anatomies of each tooth ,especially having areas with a curve of concavity or convexity. There are small handles that can be placed in your pocket to take it to work or a travel. Demonstrated ease and simplicity of use has great motivation unlike the use of dental floss and is excellent for the daily maintenance of periodontal disease and prevents deterioration and is also recommended in the early stages. The most effective accessory when there is retraction of the gums, with large interdental spaces and exposed roots.
Disadvantages: Accessory more expensive than floss, does not last very often a few days or weeks (depending on the use) is not always the same size for all teeth and it is sometimes necessary to have different measures according to the condition of the gums or teeth. (gums retraction ,spacing between teeth, exposed roots) Each company produces the handles that are only suitable for the same company’s brushes “marriage for life”, then you have to consider which company to buy.
How to use: Very simple, at the end of the brushing is placed between two teeth just below the point of interdental contact between the teeth and with small pressure of friction is introduced and advances inwards without making almost pressure this also means that the size is suitable for the area, and moving in and out for a couple of times then removed and continued in the adjacent area. It is important to do this in both directions (from the outside of face side and from the inside of the tongue side ). When the brushing is finished, wash the brush very well. The brush head should be replaced as often when the wire bends and there is danger that it will break, when the fibers are very worn out as in the common brush.