Cleaning between our teeth nightly is a great way to prevent decay and gum disease. There are lots of different things that can be used; the important thing is to use the right tool in the right space!

  • Floss tape is great where teeth are tightly packed together. It should be used twice in each space so that the surfaces of both teeth in the space are cleaned. Effective use of floss tape is technique sensitive you should discuss using this with your hygienist. 
  • Interdental Brushes – these are small brushes are and used between your teeth, where your toothbrush would never reach. A popular brand of these brushes is Tepe TM. These brushes come in a range of colours and each colour corresponds to a different size. You should use a colour that feels ‘snug’ in each space; this means that you may require several different colours to effectively clean each space, since spaces will vary in size between different teeth. The following video has tips to help you select the right size.

Our hygienist will be able to give you tailored advice on interdental cleaning and help you choose the correct tools for your needs. Call 020 7289 6222 to arrange an appointment or book online.