Interdental Brush

What is an interdental brush?

An interdental brush is a small brush specially designed for cleaning between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush doesn’t reach. Using an interdental brush every day, as a complement to toothbrushing, is an easy and efficient method to keep your gums and teeth fresh and healthy. Cleaning with an interdental brush prevents gum inflammation, cavities and bad breath.

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Interdental brush to clean between teeth

How to Use an Interdental Brush ( courtesy of Lion Corporation )

1. Use an interdental brush while looking into a mirror. Holding the brush like a pencil will make it easy to use.

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2. Slowly slide the brush between two teeth, so as not to damage the gums.

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3. While holding the brush horizontally, move it back and forth along the tooth surface 2 to 3 times.
*When cleaning between molars, it is effective to brush from both the inner and outer sides.

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4. Lightly place the brush along the adjacent anterior and posterior teeth and brush.

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5. Wash the brush with running cold water and store it in a well-ventilated place after use.
6. Replace your interdental brush when the bristles become splayed or short.

Reminders for Using an Interdental Brush
  • It is important to select an appropriate size when choosing an interdental brush.
  • Select a size that suits the condition of your gums and the locations for use.
  • Choose an interdental brush of a size that you can insert smoothly between your teeth, without it feeling tight.
  • Use the interdental brush while checking the insertion direction of the brush in a mirror.
  • When you use an interdental brush for the first time, start with the smallest size (SSS).
  • If you cannot insert an interdental brush of the smallest size, it is recommended that you use dental floss instead.
  • If you would like to know more about interdental brush, please ask our dentists or staff at SO Dental Chatswood for instructions.
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