Care of interproximal spaces
Some diseases are a consequence of dental bacterial biofilm build-up in the spaces between teeth (interproximal spaces). It is very important to perform thorough interdental hygiene for dental biofilm control, which is the key to maintaining a healthy mouth.
┐What is dental biofilm?
Dental biofilm is a sticky and colourless layer of bacteria that is continuously accumulating and sticks to tooth surfaces, the edges of the gums and interproximal spaces.
Interproximal spaces provide the perfect environment for dental biofilms to easily develop. For this reason, we need to make sure to eliminate them and also to get rid of the food debris that settles in the spaces between teeth. Use of interproximal toothbrushes is strongly recommended for wide spaces and dental floss for narrower spaces.
Dental biofilm build-up is a continuous process that begins attacking teeth right after toothbrushing. This is why it is recommended to carefully brush your teeth and clean every single interdental space after each meal and before going to bed. To do so it is important:
- To brush your teeth with a manual or electric toothbrush, depending on your needs.
- To use toothpaste and mouthwash to complete the hygiene process.
Getting into good oral hygiene habits will allow you to enjoy a healthy smile throughout your life
How to get rid of dental Biofilm?
The use of a regular toothbrush does not remove dental biofilm at the interproximal level because these spaces are difficult to reach. Before deciding which products to use for interproximal space cleaning, we need to consider which ones are appropriate for the type of existing spaces - wide or narrow.
Dental floss or tape and interproximal brushes adapt to all kinds of spaces.
For the narrowest interproximal spaces, the use of dental floss helps remove interdental biofilm from under the gum line, therefore preventing caries and periodontal disease.
Wider interproximal spaces can be cleaned with the Interprox« toothbrush range, which includes brushes in a variety of sizes for every individual need
Closed interproximal spaces
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