Lecturer and honorary consultant in periodontology at King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
“Regular effective cleaning between the teeth is an essential part of maintaining good oral health as toothbrushes are unable to reach over a third of all tooth surfaces. This will help to reduce bleeding gums and to keep breath fresh. It also plays a crucial role in preventing and treating gum disease, which is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults and is also associated with other health conditions such as diabetes. Unfortunately, there isn’t another option and mouthwashes are not an effective alternative.
“Using special interdental brushes is the most effective method for removing sticky bacterial dental plaque from the tooth’s surfaces, and fortunately these