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Cleaning Between Teeth – Interdental Cleaning

Posted on: June 8 2021

Maintaining your oral health requires more than simply brushing your teeth. Did you know that brushing only cleans 60% of the surfaces of the teeth? Interdental cleaning is vital if you want to clean your teeth completely and minimise the chance of dental plaque build up and bad breath. 

Cleaning in between your teeth helps to remove harmful bacteria from your mouth and is one of the best preventive dentistry measures you can take to avoid dental problems in the future.

There are many interdental brushes and tools on the market that can help you clean between your teeth better. As experts in family dental in Bayside, our team at Park Road Dental have compiled a list of our favourite interdental cleaning products, to help you choose one that best suits your needs.

Types Of Interdental Devices 

Dental Floss

Dental floss comes in a number of varieties. Most commonly dental floss can be waxed, unwaxed, tape or string, with each performing the same important function. Depending on the sensitivity of your gums, it’s important that you choose the variety that best works for you. As dental professionals, we will guide you through your potential options during your next appointment. 


Flossettes are tools that have a small handle on one end and dental floss on a fork at the other. They help you reach areas in your mouth that may be difficult to access, such as your back teeth. In addition, this tool is also extremely helpful for people who have difficulty with fine motor skills. 

At Park Road Dental, we include a flossette in the gift pack you receive after your regular check-up appointment. 

Interdental Brushes

Interdental brushes are one of our favourites at Park Road Dental. The brushes are little bottle brushes that come in many sizes to fit into all the interdental spaces between your teeth. The brushes are colour-coded and simple to use.

Interdental brushes are made by many different companies due to their popularity. During your next visit, our dental dental professionals will be happy to demonstrate the brand we use. Additionally, interdental brushes are small and can be kept anywhere – including next to your computer if you are working from home or your car for when you are stuck at a traffic light!

Caredent Interbrush

These little plastic interdental brushes are relatively new on the market. They are readily available at supermarkets across Melbourne and are very handy for cleaning under orthodontic retainer wires. Additionally, the caredent interbrush is great to keep in your car or wallet as a quick go-to if you have a certain spot between your teeth that traps food. 

Water Flosser

A water flosser shoots water between your teeth and is an extremely effective, easy to use device. Water flossers clean extra debris and food from between your teeth, helping to improve your oral health after each use. In addition, they are available to purchase online and at many pharmacies across Melbourne.

Water flossers are particularly ideal for people who struggle with traditional flossing techniques. At Park Road Dental, we have a demonstration water flosser in the clinic. Finally, if you would like to see one in action, please ask our professional team at your next visit. 

Expert Bayside Dental Clinic

At Park Road Dental, your oral health is our top priority. Specialising in preventative dentistry, we know just how beneficial combining toothbrushing and interdental cleaning is for your teeth and gums. 

Being a long-standing dentist in Bayside, the team at Park Road Dental are here to help provide you with information and recommendations on the most appropriate and latest developments in oral care.

Finally, for more information or to book in your next dentist appointment, call our friendly team today on (03) 9584 4949 or fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch.