How to use an interdental brush

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How to use an interdental brush

The area of ​​the gap between the teeth or termed the "interdental" area is the area of ​​the meeting gap between two teeth filled with gums. This interdental area is an area that is closed and difficult to access or clean. As a result, inflammatory gum disease and cavities often appear starting from the accumulation of plaque in the interdental area that is difficult to clean.

Instructions for use

Make brushing with this interdental brush a daily routine. This is able to keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation of the gums and cavities. Interdental brushes can also be used to clean dental implants and in orthodontic device users.

Make interdental brushes a part of your daily routine

Did you know that toothbrushes can only reach 60% of the tooth surface? Dental plaque is formed between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles are unable to reach. We recommend using an interdental brush as part of your daily cleaning routine to prevent gum inflammation, cavities, and bad breath.

An interdental brush is a small brush specifically designed to clean between your teeth, where ordinary toothbrushes cannot be reached. The use of interdental brushes, which are carried out daily along with regular brushing, is an easy and efficient way to keep your gums and teeth fresh and healthy.

Choose the right size

For best results, it is very important to choose the right size interdental brush. Often, you need more than one brush size and your dentist can help choose the size or size of brush that is right for you. If for some reason you don't have the chance to consult a dentist, buy interdental brushes of various sizes.

Use your interdental brush once a day, especially at night and should be done in front of a mirror. Gently move the brush back and forth several times between each tooth gap.

How do you use an interdental brush?

1. Choose the right size

2. Gently insert

3. Move the brush forward and back in each room

4. Resize and bend the neck or wire if needed

5. Change the brush when the soft hairs are worn

How to use an interdental brush between the front teeth

Use a straight interdental brush and insert it between the gaps of the front teeth.

Insert the brush gently between your teeth. Don't force the brush into a tooth crack; do it gently or choose a smaller size.


Insert the interdental brush as far as the length of the brush, do the movement back and forth several times.


How to use an interdental brush between the back teeth

If you use a small interdental brush, you can slightly bend the neck of the brush.


Add pressure with your fingers to make it easier to reach between the back teeth.


If you use an interdental brush with a larger size, access between the back teeth can be improved if you bend the wire slightly.


The interdental brush will last longer if you don't straighten or bend the brush in a different bending direction.

Always consult your dental and oral health problems with the best dentists and dental clinics in Bali.

BIA Dental Center

Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.