Interdental cleaning before brushing

New research has shown that interdental cleaning before brushing is the best way to clean our teeth effectively. The study found that flossing loosens bacteria and food debris from between the teeth. This allows brushing to be much more successful at removing plaque.

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is essential for a good oral health routine. However, the study shows that interdental cleaning also has a big part to play in keeping our teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing alone only cleans three of the five surfaces of our teeth. Cleaning between them before we pick up our toothbrush is hugely beneficial. Especially when you have braces or aligners, it helps prevent gum disease by removing plaque from areas the toothbrush alone cannot reach.

It is a myth that having a good oral health routine begins and ends with brushing our teeth twice a day. 

The importance of looking after the health of our teeth and gums by cleaning interdentally and then brushing cannot be stressed enough. Doing this alongside maintaining a balanced, low-in-sugar diet and regularly visiting the dentist. This will make us far less likely to encounter problems with our oral health.”

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