Smiling is the universal sign of friendliness and joy, and it’s usually the first thing people notice when they look at us. So, what if we could recommend one simple, easy and super-quick change to the way you brush your teeth that will have you grinning from ear-to-ear?
While your annual dental check-up is important for maintaining good oral hygiene and health, so is your daily brushing routine. One way you can ‘level up’ the results of your at-home self-care is with Dentagenie Interdental Brushes and Picks.
Yes, the name is a mouthful, but these tiny little brushes and picks are super powerful tools for keeping your teeth and gums in great shape. The brushes are specifically designed to clean between teeth to remove food that’s lodged in places regular brushing won’t reach.
Your best defence against plaque build-up
But the biggest benefit of interdental brushes is that they help to remove plaque – which is natural mouth bacteria that we all have, and which consistently forms in a film on our teeth. When it’s not cleaned away, it begins to build up and can cause gum inflammation, cavities and bad breath.
Because plaque forms all over your teeth, it makes sense that while you brush the sides and the tops, for ultimate hygiene you should brush in between your teeth too.
Dentagenie Interdental Brushes are specifically designed to fit between your teeth. They are very easy to use – and not only do they clean the sides of your teeth, they also massage your gums! This helps to increase blood circulation which keeps gums strong and healthy, and resistant to gum disease. In fact, a number of recent studies have shown that interdental brushes are actually more effective than using dental floss.
They’re definitely easier to use than dental floss, particularly for anyone with large fingers, arthritis or other hand mobility problems. Because of their size and dexterity, they can be effective for cleaning around braces or bridges too. And they are perfect for getting right to the back teeth.
Twice a day
Dentists typically recommend that you use interdental brushes twice a day, before you brush your teeth, in addition to your normal brushing routine. Providing you rinse the brush thoroughly after use, you can use it several times over … until it starts to look worn and shabby, or starts to weaken.
You don’t need toothpaste when you’re using an interdental brush (unless it has been professionally recommended for you) and for best results run the brush in between your teeth, up and down, at least half a dozen times.
To find the best size brush or picks for you, ask your dentist for a recommendation or simply try them out! Just be aware that you don’t want to force the brush or picks between your teeth, if you do, you can hurt your gums or potentially damage the enamel. Interdental brushes and picks come in a range of sizes to suit both wide and narrow gaps. That said, if you have teeth that are very close together, floss might be your best option.
On the go!
Dentagine Interdental Picks are a great alternative to wooden toothpicks, which often break and cause frustration! While they can be used in your brushing routine, they are perfect for when you’re out and about.
Interdental picks are a very efficient way to quickly clean between your teeth, and around implants, bridges, crowns and metal fillings.
In the Dentagenie range, picks and brushes both come in handy carry packs which means that you can keep some in your desk drawer, your hand bag or even the car glove box for a quick freshen up when required.
While there are a number of alternative products on the market, Dentagenie Interdental Picks are priced for value, and they’re good quality, so you can use them more than once. The picks are made without wire, and the smooth rubber coating is gentle on gums. The non-slip grip also means that you have more control over the tools and can get into those hard-to-reach places!
You can purchase Dentagenie Interdental Brushes and Picks online at The Smile Boutique.