Interdental brushes serve as an alternative to flossing. If patients do not have the dexterity or motivation to use dental floss, he or she may benefit from cleaning with an interdental device. Using an interdental brush versus using floss will depend on personal preference because both are effective in eliminating plaque and leftover food particles between the teeth. Drs. Ressler, Hirschl & Lelchuk, DDS, PA, would like to explain the difference between floss and an interdental brush.
Interdental cleaning helps remove debris and plaque that collects between the teeth from foods that we eat. Interdental brushes have precision manufactured brush-heads that remove dental plaque from crowns, bridges, dental implants, and orthodontic appliances. Most of them have handles designed for comfort and grip to reach where floss might not be able. Dental floss needs no introduction, but you have to use it to reap the benefits of fresh breath, clean teeth, and a healthy mouth.
If you have questions or concerns regarding preventive dentistry or oral care, please give us a call. To learn more about dental hygiene as well as the services we provide at the practice, visit www.miami-dental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors or hygienists, give us a call at our Miami Beach office: 305-532-1444 or our North Miami Beach office: 305-949-2630.