Interdental Teeth Cleaning explained in surbiton dental clinic
Numerous interdental teeth cleaning aids are available today. One of these is floss. Numerous types of dental flosses exist including unwaxed, waxed, thin thread, thick ribbon, flavoured, unflavoured, super floss, etc. Find the floss that best suits you and your oral hygiene needs. The way you hold your floss depends upon what is comfortable for you. It is usually taught to wind the dental floss around your middle fingers and to use your index fingers as a guide. You may also want to use a flossing tool. A floss threader can help you to clean beneath bridges. It is really not that important how you hold the floss or what you use to hold the floss just make sure you floss! Your dentist or dental hygienist can help you learn how to floss properly. Here are some instructions: 1) the floss should be held so that you use a small segment to floss; 2) insert the floss gently in between two teeth using a see-saw motion; 3) pull both sides of the floss forward so that it forms a “C” shape and move the floss back and forth, and up and down; 4) now push both sides of the floss in the opposite direction forming a backwards “C” shape, and repeat for every in between side of the teeth. Not using this “C” shape when you floss can cause damage to the gum tissue.
Other tools available to clean between your teeth include: 1) interdental cleaners and brushes for larger spaces between the teeth; 2) triangular wood picks and normal toothpicks; 3) oral irrigators; and interdental tips.