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What is an Interface Brush? How to Use It?

Facial brush, is a specialized oral care tool for dental health. It is designed to provide effective cleaning where toothbrushes cannot reach. Dentists recommend using it especially in large areas between the teeth and in sensitive areas along the gum line.

What is an Interface Brush? How to Use It?

An interdental brush supports your dental health by removing plaque and debris from between teeth. However, it is important to talk to your dentist before use, to choose the right size and to learn about proper usage techniques.

Using the Interface Brush

An interdental brush is an effective tool for maintaining your dental health and cleaning between teeth. Here are the steps for using an interdental brush:

Choosing the Right Size: The first step is to choose an interface brush that is the right size for your interdental space. The brush should fit comfortably between the teeth.
Clean Hands:
Place the Brush: Gently place the brush between the teeth. Be careful not to damage the gums.

Slow and Controlled Movements: Use the brush in slow and controlled movements, either back and forth or up and down. Avoid fast and stiff movements.

For Every Interdental: Rinse with water after each interdental use. This way, you will not carry food residue from one area to the other area.

Regular Use: Make the interface brush part of your teeth cleaning routine. Using it as often as your dentist recommends will help you achieve the best results.

Brush Cleaning: Clean the interface brush after each use and allow to dry. Using a clean brush increases its effectiveness.

What Does an Interface Brush Do?

The interface brush is an important oral care tool for dental health and is specifically designed to clean between the teeth. Here are the main functions of an interdental brush:

Plaque Cleaning Between Teeth: Effectively removes plaque and food residues that accumulate in the narrow areas between teeth, especially in the narrow areas between teeth, where toothbrushes cannot reach.

Tooth Decay Prevention: Regular use of an interdental brush helps prevent tooth decay by reducing plaque buildup between teeth.

Supporting Gum Health: Cleaning between the teeth close to the gum line is important to maintain gum health. The interdental brush prevents gum problems by reducing plaque accumulation in these areas.

Reducing Tartar Formation: Regular use of the interface brush prevents plaque and bacteria accumulated between teeth from hardening and forming tartar.

Improving Dental Aesthetics: Cleaning between teeth can improve dental aesthetics by reducing plaque buildup, which causes discoloration and stains between teeth.

Assisting in the Orthodontic Treatment Process: Cleaning between teeth is more difficult for people with orthodontic appliances such as brackets or wires. An interdental brush can help clean between teeth more effectively in these individuals.

When to Use an Interface Brush

An interdental brush is used in certain situations and needs, especially for cleaning between teeth. Some appropriate situations to use an interdental brush:

If there are gaps between the teeth: If the gaps between teeth are wide or the toothbrush cannot reach these areas comfortably, it is recommended to use an interdental brush. Wide gaps between teeth include situations where flossing is inadequate.

Orthodontic Treatment: Orthodontic appliances, especially brackets or wires, can make cleaning between teeth difficult. An interdental brush can help people in this situation to reduce plaque buildup between teeth.

People with Gum Health Problems: For people with gum disease or sensitivity near the gum line, using an interface brush can support gum health.

In cases of plaque accumulation between teeth: Plaque accumulation between teeth is one of the common conditions. An interdental brush can be effective in preventing tooth decay by removing this buildup.

Where a Toothbrush Cannot Reach: It can be useful to use an interdental brush where standard toothbrushes cannot reach or provide effective cleaning, especially between teeth.

In addition to regular oral hygiene: People who regularly practice basic oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing can use the interface brush as an additional oral care tool.

In any case, it is important to consult your dentist before using the interface brush and to choose the right size and type. Your dentist will recommend a usage plan that suits your personal needs and oral health.

What to Consider When Choosing an Interface Brush

The main factors to be considered when choosing an interdental brush include; head size suitable for the interdental space, soft and flexible brush tip material, brush head designed to fit between teeth, ease of use and ergonomics, handle made of quality materials, reliable brand preference, selection in accordance with dentist recommendations, regular cleaning and brush change frequency. 

These factors guide the selection of an interface brush that is appropriate for individuals' interdental cleaning needs and dental health.

Updated Date:18 December 2023Creation Date:14 December 2023