You know the advice; brush between your teeth twice per day for a healthy mouth. While toothbrushing is an effective way to clean your teeth, did you know that the average person only reaches 60% of their teeth when brushing? Here’s why cleaning between teeth is essential for a healthy smile.
Why is cleaning between teeth so important?
When you eat and drink, dental plaque builds up between the teeth where most toothbrushes can’t reach. Over time, the plaque hardens, leading to tooth decay, gum inflammation, and bad breath.
To stop plaque in its tracks, cleaning in between your teeth is important.
What are the best ways to clean between teeth?
Use an interdental brush
An interdental brush is a small brush that’s designed to clean those areas you can’t get to with your toothbrush. Using an interdental brush every day as well as regular brushing and flossing is the best way to keep your mouth healthy.
It’s important to know that when you first clean between your teeth, your may bleed. This should improve within a few days. If it doesn’t and your gums feel sore, visit your dentist.
How to use an interdental brush
Look in the mirror and insert the brush between the teeth, staying close to the gums.
Move the brush back and forth up to 3 times.
You will probably need a few different sizes of brush to clean different-sized teeth.
Use the OralPerfect Tooth Cleaner
The OralPerfect Tooth Cleaner is an ultrasonic tool that removes plaque, tartar, and tooth stains for a healthier smile. Safe and convenient to use, its high frequency vibrations gently removes stubborn plaque and calculus from between the teeth.
It’s safer than manual dental tools and is a great way to keep your mouth healthy in between dentist visits. It can even save you money on expensive dental treatments in the long-run!
How to use the OralPerfect Tooth Cleaner
- Switch the tooth cleaner on via the power button and adjust the speed to the desired level. There are 5 different speeds so you can choose the one which feels most comfortable.
- Clean between the teeth, moving along the gum lines and over any areas where there are stains.
- After using your tooth cleaner, floss and brush your teeth to get rid of any debris.
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