Interdental cleaning can remove about 40% of the plaque biofilm from the surfaces a toothbrush can’t reach. Would you consider cleaning only 60% of the rest of your body? Daily interdental cleaning is important for health and fresh breath.
Use dry unless otherwise advised by a dental professional. Size really matters so don’t force a brush between teeth, use a smaller size or use an alternative such as floss (see Gumchucks for easy flossing). Use the largest size that will fit comfortably between the teeth – the bristles must contact the tooth surface for effective cleaning. Think of cleaning the neck of a bottle with a bottle brush – if the bristles don’t contact the surface its not cleaning.
Seek advice from a dental professional on the correct size to use, or for personalised interdental cleaning advice please contact us.
The size and shape of the space between teeth can change for a variety of reasons, tooth movement, healing after gum treatment, so it’s important to review the size used regularly – preferably with a dental professional or GS coach.
Take a look at the link below on TePe brush use:
NB – TePe angled brushes DO NOT fit in this case – try the microholder to keep your TePe angle brushes tidy.