Frequently asked questions and tips on proper oral hygiene – summarized for you.
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More about plaque
Especially in the inaccessible places in the oral cavity, i.e. interdental spaces, fissures and in the gum line, Bacterial deposits (plaque) are formed. With insufficient cleaning, these deposits often develop over months and years. These cause various damage, in addition to caries and bad breath, ultimately also gingivitis (gingivitis) with bleeding gums and diseases of the tooth structure (periodontitis).
Oral hygiene and general health
Today we know that poor oral hygiene affects general health. Bacteria, microbes and toxins that get directly into the bloodstream through saliva are a risk factor and can be co-triggers of stroke, heartbeat, premature birth, immune deficiency, diabetes, etc.
For removing plaque
Although plaque is regularly repelled by the mucous membranes with the top layer of skin, plaque can only be removed mechanically on the hard surfaces (teeth, dentures). Since plaque is soft and greasy-sticky and (except in strong acid) insoluble, plaque can only be removed by brushing, scratching, scraping and wiping. No mouthwash, no disinfectant dissolves or removes plaque.
With XyliX® 100 chewing gum, in addition to mechanical cleaning, the formation of acids can be inhibited and thus the formation of plaque can be hindered. XyliX® 100 chewing gums can reduce caries by up to 80%.
Why interdental brushes?
The only oral hygiene product that can also clean the hard-to-reach areas between the teeth is the interdental brush. The interdental brush is also the most effective cleaning agent for cleaning enlarged interdental spaces after gum loss.
Interdental brushes are clearly superior to dental floss and toothpicks, since they do not reach difficult areas such as niches or indentations (between posterior teeth).
The massage effect caused by the use of interdental brushes strengthens the gums. Regular use of interdental brushes contributes significantly to the maintenance of caries-free teeth and healthy gums and is effective in preventing and treating bad breath, gingivitis (gingivitis) and tooth bed diseases (periodontitis).
- Tangible, visible and smellable effect!
Who are interdental brushes suitable for?
Because of the above-mentioned risks (plaque etc.), cleaning the interdental spaces is advisable for everyone. Patients with dental reconstructions such as crown and filling margins in the interdental space are particularly at risk for periodontitis and caries. Interdental brushes are also practical and efficient as a cleaning tool for braces wearers.
Cleaning the interdental spaces with interdental brushes is part of the daily hygiene routine for young and old!
Bleeding gums often occur when Top Caredent interdental brushes are used initially. This is normal and will come back after a few days. The cause of this is an irritation of the mucous membrane, which is extremely thin due to the now removed plaque, but regenerates quickly and is additionally strengthened by the massage effect. It is proof that this spot has now been cleaned!
The right interdental brush is not too big and not too small, i.e. it must “fill” the interdental space in order to achieve a real brushing effect. You have chosen the right interdental brush if it can be inserted into the interdental space with the largest possible diameter, but without pressure, and so it can be easily moved back and forth. Never squeeze through the interdental spaces! Ideally, your dentist or dental hygienist will measure and recommend the right interdental brush.
Top Caredent is the leader with the largest range of interdental brushes: 18 different sizes guarantee the right interdental brush for every interdental space.
Usually 2 different sizes are sufficient for your interdental spaces, rarely 3 different models are appropriate. (If the gums are inflamed, temporarily use the next finer interdental brush size.)
- The largest assortment with the right product for every tooth space: 18 sizes!
- For the narrowest to medium interdental spaces: interdental brushes for holders. Easy insertion in 2 positions possible (from 0.55mm movement).
- For medium to large interdental spaces: interdental brushes with a firm grip. Practical because it is ready for immediate use; can also be used at an angle for the molar area. This model is especially ideal for less skilful or older people.
- Top Caredent offers first-class quality at fair prices!
- Our customer service is always there for everyone.
The simplest and initially necessary: practicing in front of a mirror. The interdental brush is inserted slowly, without pressure and slightly angled (from the gum to the tooth) into the interdental space and moved back and forth. Rinse in between, then you can see the success, i.e. the residues which are brushed out, very good. You will notice the difference immediately!
Interdental brushes are used without toothpaste and rinsed with water after each use and in between. Cleaning with interdental brushes once a day is ideal.
- If you wet the interdental brush before use, it will slide better.
- Initially, you can feel the point where the interdental brush should be inserted with your tongue.
- We recommend that you support the hand with which you are guiding the interdental brush (e.g. on the chin) – you will have a calmer hand.
Since a correspondingly fine wire is used for microfine interdental brushes, they also bend more easily than larger models. The more sensitively, carefully and slowly the appropriate Top Caredent interdental brush is used, the less the possibility of bending and the longer the service life.
We generally recommend changing microfine interdental brushes after approx. 1-2 weeks. You can replace the larger, more stable models after 2 weeks.
- Frequent and strong bending (remedy: different size, better insertion technique)
- Sharp edges in the interdental area (remedy: have protruding crown or filling edges and tartar removed by the dentist)
In comparison, there is no other oral hygiene product or aid that is just as effective and inexpensive and has a preventive and treating effect on your oral health without side effects.
In view of the positive effects on oral and overall health, the interdental brush offers an excellent cost-benefit ratio.
If you also consider the “intangible values and benefits”, namely fresh breath, self-confidence and well-being, then there is no need for further comment, especially if everyone considers how much money he or she is ready to spend for perfume, cosmetics and other vanity-related things.