Caries in between
Cavities in between teeth are commonly referred to as inter-proximal caries. These types of caries occur frequently due to the inability of a toothbrush to clean in between the teeth. Oral hygiene is one of the most effective methods to prevent dental decay if performed correctly. Brushing in combination with flossing is most effective to clean all surfaces of teeth. Although there have been recent debates on flossing having no evidence to support its effectiveness, the professional use on a supervised basis has been identified to reduce caries risk. How else do you get in between your teeth? Dentistry has come a long way and through this evolution of dentistry the invention of many different appliances to help clean in between teeth have been created. A great example is a proxibrush with easy to use handle and refills for the head this this dental appliance is a great way to reach places the toothbrush can not and also easier to use for patients. Ask your dentist about the different appliances to help reduce plaque and caries in between teeth.
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