STEP 4 - CLEANING AROUND AWKWARD AREAS

WISDOM TEETH, BRIDGES, CROWNS and IMPLANTS

CURAPROX/TEPE Single Tufted Brush

Technique

Use this brush in round circular motions, angled at 45 degrees towards the gum line.

Where

  1. Around the gum ‘flap’ overlying a wisdom tooth

  2. Crown or bridge margins

  3. In-between implants and around the implant gum line

  4. Around any crowded teeth

interspace_soft_illustration_edited.jpg

WATERPIK Waterflosser

Technique

  1. Fill the reservoir with warm water and place firmly on the base.

  2. Select a tip and click into the handle.


  3. Start with the lowest pressure setting, lean over the sink, place tip in your mouth.

  4. ​Turn unit on. Close lips enough to prevent splashing, let water flow from your mouth into sink.

  5. Aim the tip at the gumline.

  6. When finished, turn unit off and use the tip eject button to remove the tip.

Where

  1. Around implants

  2. In-between teeth

  3. Around the brackets and wires of fixed braces and bonded retainers

  4. Awkward areas to reach with conventional interdental cleaning

123.jpeg

SUPERFLOSS

Technique

  1. Super floss has three sections, a rigid section, a soft middle and a normal floss portion.

  2. Insert the rigid end inbetween your natural tooth and the artificial one, at gum level.

  3. Thread it through until the soft, fluffy, middle part of the Superfloss strand is underneath your artificial tooth

  4. Swipe the Supefloss underneath the artificial tooth, backwards and forwards 4 times.

Where

  1. Underneath bridges (If you have a bridge, you will have a ‘floating tooth’ with a space underneath where food and bacteria can build up)

  2. Underneath implant crowns and bridges

superfloss.png

What Our Patients Say

Priya S.

I broke my tooth after falling off of my bike as a teenager and had a bridge I always hated for years. Dr Prinja talked me through my options and the surgery was so quick and painless I wish I'd taken the leap sooner! Now I feel so much more confident about my smile and I don't have to worry about my bridge coming off anymore!