If you would like to enhance your interdental cleaning care, visit your dentist to speak with them about product recommendations and suggestions for cleaning between your teeth. As an additional layer of protection, your dentist will be able to provide professional cleaning to target any areas that your oral health care routines may have missed.
Interdental cleaners are designed to reach areas that traditional toothbrushes cannot. Using various methods, interdental cleaners can wash away food particles and debris. Depending on the type of interdental cleaner you are using, various oral health benefits can be derived. Two highly effective options include water flossers and dental floss. Whereas water flossers use water to rinse between teeth, traditional dental floss uses thread.
If you would like to use a water flosser, it important to understand what it can do for your smile. In many situations, water flossers should be used if you have previous treatment services in place that may be hindered due to the use of traditional dental floss. This can include orthodontic appliances, dentures, dental crowns and dental bridges. Although dental floss is highly effective cleaning between teeth, when these restorations are in place, traditional floss may not be adequate to target all areas for a proper clean. Instead, a water flosser may be needed.
If you do decide to use a threaded dental floss, never use the same section of a strand between more than one tooth, as this can simply cause bacteria and debris to spread. To accomplish this, focus on using strands that are at least 16 to 20 inches in length.
Seek the path to oral health greatness with interdental cleaners. Dr. Bradley Bath and our team at Cross Pointe Dental are here for you. To come see us at our dentist office in Evansville, Indiana, please call us at 812-476-6064 to schedule an appointment.