The effective use of dental floss contributes to gingival health by removing bacterial plaque. Inter-proximal bleeding will also be reduced after a few days. It takes a bit of time and effort for complete plaque removal.
Floss at least once a day.
Dental floss should be used before brushing.
There are different kinds of floss available. Use the one that suites your needs best. If there is any bleeding, continue flossing. Bleeding will be reduced after a few days.
When you have orthodontic treatment, there are always very hard to reach areas in your mouth. An interdental brush is an excellent tool to help you clean, hard to reach places, or remove something that is stuck in your braces.
It is important to remember that an interdental brush doesn’t replace brushing and flossing. There are all different shapes and sizes. Use the one that is most suitable to your needs.
Benefits that have been shown from the use of an oral irrigator include:
- the reduction of bacterial plaque and gingivitis,
- reduction or alteration of microbial flora,
- subgingival access to pathogenic micro-organisms,
- delivery of antimicrobial agents
- removal of bacteria and debris for oral cleanliness and sanitation
Especially patients that are disabled or patients that had surgery, find it very helpful to use an oral irrigator to improve gingival health.