According to, “Twice daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste is the cornerstone to a healthy smile, but there is one simple addition that can truly transform how healthy your mouth is – and that is interdental cleaning. While toothbrushing is the most effective way to keep your teeth clean, it only reaches 60% of the tooth’s surfaces.  Using interdental brushes to clean in between the gaps in your teeth is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to change the health of your smile for the better.” Because of this fact, we want to provide you with tips on cleaning between your teeth.

Tip 1 – Pick the right size of interdental brush.

Interdental brushes come in different shapes and sizes and it is important that you choose one that will fully fit in between your teeth correctly and efficiently. Based on your individual teeth and gap sizes, be sure to choose the brush that is right for your mouth.

Tip 2 – Use interdental brushes correctly. 

Be sure to do a thorough brushing when using interdental brushes so that you actually get the debris out of your teeth gaps and crevices.


Although toothbrushes and traditional dental floss do get the majority of plaque off of the teeth, some hard to reach cracks need the motion of brushing to fully be cleaned. This is why adding the necessary tools to your dental care routine will make a world of difference in keeping your mouth and teeth as clean as they can be. If you get into a good habit of using the small brushes when you do your regular brushing, they will become habitual and easier to use the more that you practice with them. You will notice a difference in your smile and so will those around you! Contact Gentle Dentistry and we can help you find more ways to keep your mouth healthy.