An interdental brush is a small, bristled brush that is used to clean between the teeth. Toothbrushing alone only cleans the outer surfaces. Most toothbrushes, even electric, cannot reach between the teeth well enough to remove plaque and debris.
Using an interdental brush ensures that all areas of your mouth are clean and free from plaque, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They can be used at home, and are also used in the clinical setting.
Dentists and dental hygienists use interdental brushes in a wide variety of cases, from treating periodontitis to the aftercare treatment of procedures such as implants.
Interdental brushes are available in different sizes to suit the different sized gaps between the teeth.
Professional brushes can also be used for specific circumstances such as brushing around a feature such as a crown or implant.
Using an interdental brush is similar to flossing, in that it uses the same motion to clean between teeth. You should use an interdental brush once a day, before or after your regular toothbrushing. If you are suffering from gum disease, you may need to use an interdental brush twice a day. Your dentist can advise you.
Be gentle when using an interdental brush. Work the brush between the teeth using a backwards-forwards motion. Never force the brush into a gap – choose a smaller size if it doesn’t fit. Repeat the motion a few times.
To remove the brush, pull it backwards through the gap. This brings any plaque and debris out with the brush.
Work your way around the mouth to clean each gap. You may need to bend the brush a little to brush between the back teeth properly.
Your gums may feel tender at first and may bleed a little. This is normal and should stop after a few days as all the plaque is removed and your gums become healthy. If your gums continue to bleed you should call your dentist immediately, or book in at our London clinic for an emergency appointment.
Our general dentistry services cover a wide range of treatments and procedures to maintain and improve your oral health.
We cover core procedures from diagnostics and preventive interventions to complete recovery from any oral health issue.
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Gum disease is the top reason for losing teeth, and most people get by not knowing that they have it and will only be concerned when they see bleeding.
It would be best to protect your gums from disease, but we can cure it for you if you suffer gum loss or infections.
We do scaling and root planing, which is to meticulously clean the roots, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. This is usually followed by weeks of taking antibiotics to eliminate further infection.
We do tray delivery systems, implants, regeneration, soft tissue grafting, gingivectomy, or gingival sculpting.
Holford Partners Curaden is the best place to get affordable yet effective treatments if you have any gum problems.
Holford Partners Curaden uses the latest technology for dental implants and tooth replacement. You can be sure that you’ll leave the clinic without needing a second opinion.
For dental implants, experience is critical. With more than 50 years of experience, our dentists deliver the most excellent dental implants in London – painless and effective.
We use the highest quality materials and with the correct maintenance your dental implants can last up to 30 years. You can enjoy your new teeth just like your real ones.
When you have a throbbing toothache, it could mean a few things. Either you have an injured tooth or an infection, and in most cases, you either have a cavity or abscess.
The issue you will have is that you won’t be able to determine which is which. You cannot diagnose yourself based on the symptoms you are feeling.
It wouldn’t be easy for you to see a cavity or abscess. Sometimes they are impossible to find with non-expert eyes and no tools.
What you need to do is call your dentist for an appointment and book an emergency checkup. Tell the dentist everything you are feeling and the things you think might have caused the toothache.
If there is a significant waiting time before your appointment and you want some comfort, you can use anti-inflammatory medicine for quick relief, but only if you are sure you have no allergies to the drugs. Your most common options are naproxen, mefenamic acid, or ibuprofen.
If you are unsure about taking medicine without advice, you can apply a cold compress and gargle with salt water to level down the pain.
When your appointment comes, your dentist will check your teeth and pinpoint your problem. Afterwhich, you are recommended either extraction, root canal, or composite fillings.
Considering the subjects in comparison, you should take them from the perspective of someone who wants some teeth or a tooth replaced. The answer, still, depends on particular contexts.
If you are ready for surgery, time and budget-wise, you are better off having crowns or bridges. They are a more permanent replacement for teeth and require less maintenance from you when all procedures are completed.
If you don’t have the time and money yet, the best alternative for you will be dentures. You only have to wait for your gums to heal, then the dentist will use an imprint of your mouth to make your dentures.
However, you must note that there are dentures that still require that you have implants. Some dentures need to be affixed to an implant, and permanent dentures definitely require them.
One more thing about dentures, especially detachable ones, is that they require extra cleaning.
The best thing you can do to get your answer is to talk to a dentist. Only an expert oral health care practitioner can tell you the best option you can take.
Tell your dentist about your time and budget, and you will be given an option that fits your situation well. Make sure you are talking to a dentist who will do a high-quality job with your teeth.
Making sure that the job is done well ensures that you will not waste your time and money.
Anyone with a decent amount of bone is an excellent candidate for dental implants. Once you’ve stopped growing after the age of 23 you are eligible for dental implants to replace lost or missing permanent teeth.
You can think of implants as a hook for your frame. You need a stable wall to affix it to.
If the wall is too thin, narrow or weak, you will have to prepare the wall first. Translating this situation to your jawbone, it means that you have suffered from bone loss.
Usually, bone loss happens when you lose your teeth. Within three to six months, significant shrinkage of the bone in the lost tooth area will occur.
When there has been significant bone loss, you will have to prepare it, and the solution for that is bone grafting. Bone grafting is done by supplementing your jaw bone with human, animal, or synthetic bone material, making it strong enough and ready for implants after some months of healing.
With a prepared jawbone, anyone can get a dental implant.
To maintain your dental implants, you have to clean with a soft-bristle brush and low to non-abrasive toothpaste twice a day. It is vital that you brush around the implant crown to remove any lingering bacteria from food.
One of the best cleaning tools you can use would be a nylon-coated interdental brush so that you can reach areas not accessed by your regular brush. All oral hygiene products can be purchased during your visit to the clinic.
Your dentist might also prescribe you implant-specific floss and an oral irrigator for excellent maintenance.
Hence, it is vital that you regularly visit your dentist and hygienist so that you can have the best advice for cleaning your dental implants the right way.
Whenever we make a diagnosis, we will give you all options available, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive. We can arrange scheduled procedures and help you choose the best, most affordable alternative to match your budget.
Whether you are a janitor or a superstar, we will treat you as well as we treat everyone – with warmth and hospitality. Our goal is oral health care – keyword care.
We guarantee that whatever procedure you get from us, you will receive the best quality results that will indeed allow you to avoid repeats or troubleshoots. Our quality dental work will save you a lot of money.
Other dentists will sell out for cheap but provide lousy results. With bad dental work, you could end up having complications that can cost significantly more money than you initially required.
Our treatments’ results are effective and long-lasting, which means that you won’t have to worry about problems, pain, and discomfort for a significant amount of time.
We do not serve online consultation because dental check-ups require dentists to take a close look at your teeth and gums. Even if you had a powerful camera that you can put inside your mouth, you wouldn’t know how a health professional would angle it correctly.
What we do is put Covid-19 protocols in place so that we can avoid infection for our dentists, staff, and patients.