Effective removal of plaque and food particles can not be achieved by simply brushing. Flossing helps to prevent gum disease by getting rid of pieces of food and plaque from between your teeth where a toothbrush cannot easily reach.
Many people use floss to clean in between teeth, but an interdental brush offers an easy, practical alternative. Interdental brushes serve as an alternative to flossing; they can be used daily and can be more effective for removing plaque and food debris than floss.
Advantages of using an interdental brush are:
- Easier to use than traditional dental floss: simply insert between the teeth and move in a back and forth motion.
- It’s a great choice for orthodontic patients who need to clean between spaces that floss cannot reach.
- The flexible material is a good option for those who suffer from arthritis and cannot use traditional floss.
Watch this video, featuring Dr. Gardner, for more information about the benefits of using interdental brushes