Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I use Interdental Brushes?

Mini Vision Interdental Brush

The Mini Vision Interdental Brush is recommended for use from your late teens to maintain healthy gums, remove plaque and debris and minimise you chances of gum disease.

VisionPerio Interdental Brush

The VisionPerio Interdental Brush is recommended for use to maintain healthy gums if you have space due to some Perio disease (periodontitis). You should use your Interdental brush once a day before you use your regular toothbrush. Choose a time when you are not rushed, especially for the first few days when you are learning the technique.

How do I know which size to use?

Your dental professional may be able to advise you on which sizes would be best for you. You will find you need more than one size to effectively clean all areas of the mouth. The brush should fit snugly through the space so that plaque is removed from the tooth surface. Be firm, but never force the brush between teeth.

What happens if my gums bleed?

When you first clean in the interdental area, your gums may bleed.
This is simply a sign that there is inflammation. As you clean away the plaque the bleeding will reduce in a few days. If this does not happen, you may need a larger size brush. If bleeding continues after several days, seek advice from your dental professional.

Will my gum shrink?

Yes, because there is bone loss in periodontal disease particular between the teeth, when the gum returns to health (protecting the bone from further loss), the inflammation and swelling will have reduced leaving a health space that you can now clean instead of a diseased area harbouring destructive bacteria.

Why do I need to use an Interdental brush?

A regular toothbrush cannot reach the spaces between your teeth. It is important to remove plaque effectively in these areas as the bacteria present in plaque can cause inflamed gums. If this plaque is not removed the inflammation spreads gum causing a pocket that harbours more plaque. The inflammation may reach the bone that supports the teeth and the tooth may eventually be lost.

Why should I use the Vision Interdental Perio brush?

The VisionPerio Interdental Brush has been designed with a unique curve to clean deeper between the teeth. A full range of sizes are available to achieve a close fit and optimum clean. Coloured filaments allow for easy selection and identification of plaque and food debris removed during cleaning.