TePe interdental brushes help resolutely prevent gum disease by removing food debris and plaque between your teeth. The small hairy heads are specially designed to clean between the teeth and come in different sizes to fit exactly the sizes of the gaps that a normal toothbrush cannot reach.
Our oral hygiene is very important, with proper care, we can avoid:
TePe interdental brushes are an integral part of a complete cleaning and most experts consider them as a better alternative as studies show that they can be more effective in removing plaque from dental floss. But for this to happen you need to use them properly to make sure they are as effective as possible. Let’s look at 9 ways to help you achieve this faster.
1. Size matters
It is crucial to choose the right size of interdental brushes for each of the areas you need to clean. A very small brush may not do the job well. By using a large one, you risk damaging your teeth and gums. In most cases, you will need to use brushes of different sizes to perform a complete and deep cleaning of your teeth.
The brush should fit perfectly in the gap between your teeth, thus moving it easily back and forth and its placement should require minimal pressure. If you feel that it is loose or requires effort to fit, stop and try a different size. The one who is primarily responsible for choosing the right size is none other than your dentist. She will measure the gaps in detail and inform you of the exact size or sizes you need per area.
On the other hand, you don’t have to pay €50 for a visit to the dentist. You can simply try them all with a TePe interdental brushes multipack.
This mixed TePe interdental brushes pack has one of every size, from 0 to 7 (0.4mm – 1.3mm), and is the most economical way to find out which sizes you need before buying larger quantities of each.
2. Practice, practice, practice
You need to be extra careful about how you use your interdental brushes. Practicing in front of a mirror is the best. As with anything new, you need practice to feel comfortable using them. It is almost certain that in the beginning you will bend them and you will have to use a new one.
But very soon you will be able to accurately clean all the gaps between your teeth in two minutes and then you will see the amazing results that unfortunately, regular toothbrush cannot offer.
3. First interdental, then regular brushing
It is best to use the TePe interdental brush before our regular toothbrush. This way we will be sure that the surface of each tooth has the maximum exposure to the benefits of the toothpaste.
4. A little more toothpaste
A gentle back and forth movement in each gap removes food residue and plaque. However, it has been found that applying a little toothpaste to the interdental brush significantly enhances its effectiveness.
5. Don't forget the translucent extension
Cleaning is better the better the access to the interdental area. Connecting the brush with the translucent extension provided in each package and bending it at right angles you will easily reach everywhere.
6. Do not neglect your back teeth
Because it is a little more difficult to reach the back teeth, many people are tempted and don’t clean them as much as the front ones, which are the “showcase”. Unfortunately, most of the food debris is in the back teeth, with the result that their careless cleaning leads to plaque accumulation, bad breath and serious diseases, ie gingivitis and periodontitis.
You really need to pay special attention to the back teeth. For even greater access and to make interdental brushing of the back teeth easier:
7. Timely replacement
As important as it is to learn how to use TePe interdental brushes properly, it is just as important to replace them in time when they wear out as they have a specific lifespan like any toothbrush.
They usually last from 3 days to a few weeks, depending on how “hard” you are with the brush and how much work you have to do. If for example you use a brush for the whole mouth, then it will normally wear out much faster than one that cleans some of your teeth.
8. Be careful when the gums bleed
When you start using interdental brushes, your gums may bleed for the first few days. As you continue to use them and become good at it, the bleeding will decrease and stop as your gums become more and more healthy. If you are still bleeding it would be better to seek advice from your dentist who will check the condition and if of course, you use the TePe interdental brushes correctly.
9. At least one interdental brushing before you go to bed
Daily interdental brushing, especially at night or to put it better before bed, will soon give you a healthy mouth, fresh breath and a beautiful smile. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t visit your dentist at least once a year to be absolutely sure of your oral hygiene.