How to use an interdental brush correctly

Detailed instructions

CURAPROX interdental brushes are very easy to use. It’s worth taking the time to clean interdental gaps really well every day. The best time to do it is every evening, before or after cleaning your teeth. This will help prevent dental caries, gum inflammation and periodontitis.

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1. Place an interdental brush at the point where the interdental gap begins, tilt the tip at an angle to the centreline of the teeth and push it in gently at the correct angle as far as the centre of the teeth..

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2. Without putting any more pressure on the brush, hold the handle at 90° to the teeth.

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3. Push the brush through with care and then pull it out – job done!

Use pressure – but no force

Some pressure is required to insert the brush, but not too much. Your gums can be damaged by careless use of the brush.

Everybody’s different

Every mouth, every tooth and every gap, too. This means that optimum cleaning must be adjusted to suit a person’s individual anatomy, age and abilities. Get advice from experts on how to do it. Perfect, gentle and effective teeth cleaning is not something you can learn just by reading about it.

Get help from a professional

Your dentist will tell you precisely which gaps need cleaning with dental floss and which gaps can be cleaned with interdental brushes and what size brush to use. Have your cleaning methods checked regularly by your dental hygienist or your dentist.