Cleaning between the teeth

Did you know that brushing your teeth only cleans about 60% of each tooth? Regular tooth brushing cleans the front, back, and biting surface, but not between the teeth where most bacteria stays. Thankfully there are several ways you can clean between your teeth, like interdental brushing, depending on the size of the gaps between your teeth and your personal preference.

What should I use to clean between my teeth?

Interdental cleaning brushes from TePe come in 9 different sizes to fit all the interdental spaces. If you want extra protection from cavities you can use interdental brushes from this range together with interdental gel that contains fluoride.

Dental floss is another way to clean interdental spaces that are very tight. Flossing is often the first option for most people. TePe also has preloaded floss holders that are easier to use. Dental Sticks from Tepe are another method of flossing that is much easier to manage and are availbale with fluoride for extra protection against cavities.

Keep your mouth healthy!

It's easy for bacteria and plaque to form between your teeth, as this is the place that rarely gets reached with a toothbrush. However, these areas must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the build-up of plaque, gum inflammation, cavities, and bad breath. Most people only start by their late teens to clean between teeth daily, but it is a good idea to train children to practice good oral hygiene while they are young.

Don't stop cleaning your teeth just because your gums are sore and start to bleed. Bleeding gums is often a sign of gum inflammation, and cleaning your teeth during this time is important to help cleanse the gums of bacteria. If you have problems with bleeding gums and sore teethe for several days, contact your dental professional.