REALLY CLEAN TEETH MEANS MORE THAN BRUSHING
No matter how well or regularly you brush your teeth; the chances are they’ll never be really clean. That’s because not even the best toothbrush can clean completely between teeth.
FLOSS – GETTING THE RIGHT TECHNIQUE
1. Take approximately 18” of floss and wind the ends around the middle fingers. Tighten the floss between the thumb and fore-fingers leaving 1” between them.
2. Use a gentle back and forth motion to ease the floss between the teeth. Curve the floss around the tooth to be cleaned and apply an up and down rubbing action.
3. Repeat on the adjacent teeth and all upper and lower teeth remembering to keep the floss tight against the tooth. Gently guide the floss down between the teeth and gum until resistance is felt.
4. Make sure you pay equal attention to flossing your back teeth.
Interdental brushes are considered to be most effective and easiest method of cleaning interproximal spaces. The fine nylon filaments will remove plaque from around the tooth surface at the gum margin and from around pockets. Look in a mirror and insert the correct diameter brush horizontally 2-3 times into the space. Bending the brush at right angles and guiding it with the forefinger will help improve both the life of the brush and access to the back teeth.
TEPE INTERDENTAL BRUSHES
Available in eight different sizes:
• xxxx fine – PINK – 0.4mm
• xxx fine – ORANGE – 0.45mm
• xx fine – RED – 0.5mm
• x fine – BLUE – 0.6mm
• fine – YELLOW – 0.7mm
• medium – GREEN – 0.8m
• large – PURPLE – 1.1mm
• x large – GREY – 1.3mm
SINGLE TUFTED BRUSH
Single tufted brushes are for effective cleaning around the gum
margin. They are particularly useful for cleaning instanding teeth that a normal toothbrush cannot access easily and useful for round the back of last molars, or in gaps. The recommended methods of use is to splay the filaments by gently pushing them against the tooth
surface and then ‘sweeping’ under the gum margin.