It can be hard to get in those crevices of your teeth, and floss may not always do the trick; however, there are ways you can maximize the removal of plaque bacteria from between your teeth with ease. Effective tooth brushing is one of the primary ways, but finding the right brush is the most imperative step. Not just any tooth brush will do the trick, as many can’t get in the nooks and crannies.
Even if you have dental implants, you’ll want to brush and floss to the best of your ability to avoid bacteria from creeping up on you. Of course, you should ask your dentist for advice on bacteria and implants, as well as special methods you may have to follow.
The use of anti-bacterial rinses may be of some help, as well. Ask your professional if a gel may be better, and which kind they recommend.
Flossing of the Teeth
While it isn’t the only step you should take, flossing is imperative to the health of your teeth, as it removes rotting food from the hard to reach crevices of your mouth, and the deepest parts of the nooks and crannies. In doing so, you can remove quite a bit of the plaque bacteria building up around your tooth or implant. Not only it can remove bacteria, but it also promotes clean interdental spaces. Combine this with interdental brushing, and you’ll be golden!
The more bacteria between your gums and teeth, the more prone you are to issues like periodontal disease. While you can get this reversed at earlier stages through root planning and scaling, as well as a professional, invigorating cleaning, you shouldn’t hold off on repairing.
Now that we’ve mentioned interdental brushing and interdental spaces between your teeth, you’re probably curious to know what that means. Interdental brushing is when you use a special tooth brush, as well as special flossing tools to help clean those hard to reach crevices between your teeth. It’s imperative to clean these spaces near and adjacent to the implant you’ve had put in to ensure there is no bacteria forming around. In doing so, you can prevent infection and gum diseases.
Toothpaste Can Have a Helping Hand
The toothpaste you choose has an incredible impact on how clean your teeth get, as well as those interdental spaces. Choosing the proper toothpaste will allow you to see a reduction in this bacteria around your implant/tooth site, ensuring that your gums remain healthy and you’ll see an improvement in the quality of your teeth.
You may find or learn that toothpaste which contains triclosan or copolymer will kill the bacteria that’s harvesting in those crevices. Of course, this type of toothpaste is better than your standard fluoride toothpaste, and can kill much more.
If you’re looking for a professional opinion on what toothbrush or toothpaste you should be using, as well as a gum inspection for this bacteria, contact Smiles Dentistry at 416-588-8004 today.