If you’re looking to improve your oral health care treatments through the use of an interdental cleaning tool, it is important to determine the differences between each type. Although most forms of interdental tools are effective for cleaning between teeth, choosing which one will be best for you often depends on personal preference. In some situations, one may work better than the other.
If you are in need of an interdental cleaning tool such as dental floss, it is important to make sure it is always used effectively. If you are routinely using dental floss incorrectly, you can actually be doing more harm to your smile. Thus, rather than removing plaque between each tooth, you may just be spreading it around. To prevent this risk from occurring, always use a different section of your thread between each tooth. Furthermore, throw out the strand after each use. You should be flossing at least once every day for two to three minutes per session. Be sure to floss between all teeth and don’t forget your teeth in the back.
If you are looking for an alternative interdental cleaner for your oral hygiene care, water flossers have been proven to be highly effective. Consult with your dentist about product recommendations or suggestions or look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The seal is given out by the American Dental Association to those products that reach the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. Furthermore, if you have previous restorations in place including aligners, bridges, crowns or dentures, it is important to make sure that you use effective cleaning tools such as water flossers to clean between your teeth, as dental floss may not be able to reach all areas.
When you are ready to take the plunge into your quest for a superb smile, come discuss your options for interdental cleaners with our team. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Gregory L. Bryan and our team at our dentist office in Henderson, Nevada, please give us a call at 702-454-1980.