If you have bigger spaces between your teeth, you will need extra care (with tools like interdental cleaners) besides brushing and flossing to prevent plaque. Interdental cleaners are very useful to remove food particles and bacterial plaque.
Interdental brushes and cleaners: Small interdental brushes are available in different sizes and handle designs. These brushes contain tiny bristle or filament brushes which fit between teeth. These brushes are better than floss for cleaning especially when gum tissue does not closely plug the space between your teeth. These brushes are useful to remove bacterial plaque in people with orthodontic bands such as wires and brackets on their teeth as well. Wooden interdental cleaners are useful for cleaning between teeth. These wooden cleaner can be softened and used for cleaning between teeth.
Other cleaning tools: Cleaning Tools such as oral irrigators, interdental tip, mouthwashes and rinses, may be recommended by your dentist or hygienist in addition to your at-home brushing and flossing.
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