Why is interdental cleaning so important?

14th March 2022

Interdental cleaning – cleaning between your teeth – is one of the key areas that will define your dental health for years to com. So why aren’t we talking about it more?

Well, we’re talking about it at Coppice View in Harrogate that’s for sure! In fact, it’s the thing we talk about most with our patients when they ask; ‘What can I do to make things better?’.

Why is it so important?

Well, even careful toothbrushing doesn’t get into the gaps between your teeth. This means all the food, plaque and debris that builds up in your mouth over time sits there in the spaces until you do something about it. Sound a bit grim? Yes! So, in a way it’s glaringly obvious why it might be a good idea to clean between your teeth.

How does interdental cleaning help?

Removing the nasty stuff from between your teeth will hugely reduce your risk of gum disease and decay. In addition, you’ll have fresher breath and a healthier smile! Floss or interdental brushes, it doesn’t matter too much as long as you’re doing something. Your hygienist or dentist can advise on the best cleaning aids to suit your needs so just ask for their advice. If you’re not already a patient at Coppice View, you can even book in directly with Amy, our amazing hygiene/therapist without seeing a dentist first and she can get you on track in no time at all.

We can help!

We have a vast range of interdental cleaning aids here so call in if you’d like help choosing the right option for you. We stock several environmentally-friendly products such as wooden toothbrushes, interdental brushes, and silk floss, all with fully recyclable packaging.

As ever, if you need any help or advice, please call us on 01423 503428.


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104 Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5HH