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Flossing Alternatives: Inter-dental Devices Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Interdental and Uni-tufted Brushes

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Small inter-dental (between teeth or inter-proximal) brushes which are attached to a handle come in a variety of designs. Some of the designs have a non-replaceable brush whereby the entire device is discarded when the brush is worn.

Interdental brushes can be utilized to clean spaces between teeth and around exposed root areas, orthodontic bands, and fixed prosthetic appliances with spaces that are large enough to easily receive the device. They may also be used to apply chemotherapeutic agents into areas between teeth as well as exposed molar roots. Foam tips initially developed for use with implants are an ideal mechanism for delivery of medicaments. Continue reading