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  • Writer's pictureSmiles of Plenty

Why brushing is not enough?

Did you know that brushing alone only cleans 60% of your teeth?

That’s almost half of the surfaces of your teeth being neglected.

Decay and cavities most commonly start in between the teeth and usually can’t be detected without x-rays until they become quite advanced.

Gingivitis and gum disease are also caused by plaque and tartar that is allowed to build up between the teeth just under the gum line.

This is why it is extremely important to ensure that interdental cleaning (i.e. cleaning in between each tooth) is done regularly.

There are a few different products that you can choose from. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to guide you to decide which option is best for you.

The different options include:

- Floss

- Flossettes

- Interdental brushes

- Water Flosser

See our related blog posts to learn about each of these options.


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