How to use TePe Interdental Brushes

Make it a daily routine to brush between your teeth with an interdental brush to keep your teeth healthy and to prevent gum disease and caries. Interdental brushes are also used for cleaning of implants and orthodontic appliances.

Use between the front teeth

Use a straight interdental brush between the front teeth. Insert the brush gently between your teeth. Do not force the brush into a space; work it in gently or choose a smaller size. Move the interdental brush full length back and forth a few times.

Use between the back teeth

If you use a small interdental brush (pink, orange, red or blue) you may curve the soft neck slightly by adding pressure with your finger to make it easier to reach between the back teeth.

Use between the back teeth

If you use an interdental brush of a larger size, access between the back teeth may be improved if you slightly curve the wire. The interdental brush will last longer if you do not straighten or bend the brush at another angle.

Choose the right size

For optimal cleaning, it is important to choose an interdental brush of the right size. Very often more than one brush size is needed. Your dental professional can help to select the correct brush size/sizes for you.

Use your interdental brush once a day, preferably in the evening. Move the brush back and forth a few times in each interdental space. Look in the mirror for easier use. Change brush when the filaments are becoming worn.

Don’t use toothpaste, since it contains abrasives. You may instead apply TePe Interdental Gel with Fluoride, which is specially designed for use with an interdental brush.

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