USE OF INTER-DENTAL BRUSHES.These are triangular shaped small brushes, like little bottle brushes. They are very useful for cleaning between the teeth. They fit into a plastic handles, and are available in varying sizes. Select the size of
brush that is best suited to you. Gently push the brush back and front into the spaces between the teeth. This inter-dental brush is best suited to teeth that have spaces between them, caused by gum recession. Some degree of gum recession is seen in
most mouth by those with gum disease, at any age.
HOW TO MAKE USE OF SINGLE TUFT TOOTHBRUSHES?
These are tooth brushes with only one tuft of bristles. They are used where the normal, multitufted tooth brushes cannot reach. These bushes are designed for brushing around crown, bridges, displaced and rotted teeth.
HOW TO USE INTER-DENTAL STICKS
These are specially designed soft wooden wedges for cleaning between teeth, They can be used after meals or any time. The end of the stick should be moistened and softened in the mouth before use.
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Gently insert the stick between the teeth, with the flat edge facing the gum. Then move it in and out gently to clean the teeth and massage the gums.Food trapped between the teeth can be removed
with these sticks. They are effective for mouths, where receding gums have left spaces between the teeth. The stick should only be used where there sufficient space to allow the free movement of the stick between the teeth. Do not force them into
position. They are not suitable for children.
HOW TO USE INTER-DENTAL RUBBER
These are pointed rubber tips that are fitted to a toothy brush handle. They are used to stimulate and toughen up the triangular soft gum between teeth. It is advisable that you consult your dentist or therapist to tell you, if you need them.
HOW TO USE OF IRRIGATION DEVICES.Irrigation devices provide a steady or pulsating stream of water under pressure through a nozzle. They are specially useful in mouths with fixed bridges, and for cleaning between teeth. They should not be used as a substitute for tooth brushing.
It is advisable that you ask a professional before buying one.
HOW TO USE YOUR TOOTH PICKS ?Tooth pick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, mental, bone or other substance used to remove food particles from the teeth, usually after a meal. A tooth pick usually has one or two sharp ends
to insert between teeth. There are effective in removing plaque and food debris from in between surfaces of the teeth. These toothpicks are made up of a soft wood or plastics and are pointed in shape to
contour to the inter-dental spaces. They should be used properly as a supplement to brushing. Unfortunately, it has been observed that some people must use toothpicks after eating, even when there are no hanged foods or food debris in between the teeth. this damage the gum. it is a bad habit. It should be discouraged and abolished completely.
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