INTERPROXIMAL BRUSHare used to clean the space in between your teeth, like floss. The brushes come in various sizes, ranging from .4 mm to .8 mm. Sometimes referred to as “in-betweeners” these brushes specialize in cleaning wide or open spaces between teeth, including the space around and between the premolars and molars.HOW TO USE INTERPROXIMAL BRUSH1- With BracesSelect the correct sizeInsert gentlyMove the brush back and forth between the teethSwitch to a larger interproximal brushUse the brush to clean around the brackets and under the wireChange sizes and curve the neck and wire as needed2- Without BracesSelect the correct sizeInsert gentlyMove the brush back and forth between the teethChange sizes and curve the neck and wire as needed.INTERPROXIMAL DECAY AND CAVITIESInterproximal decay occurs when the space between two teeth begins to decay. Interproximal decay is hard to identify through general clinical practice and is often found during an x-ray of the teeth. The other way to predict an interproximal cavity is when the decay breaks through the second layer of enamel and wears into the dentin, causing hot/cold sensitivity.Because your toothbrush cannot reach the interproximal space of your teeth, it is important to use tools, such as floss or an interproximal brush to clean in between your teeth. This, along with regular brushing and dentist visits will be the best way to avoid an interproximal cavity.www.emeralddental.in Previous Post WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH AND DON’T WEAR A NIGHT GUARD? Next Post WHAT IS A DENTIGEROUS CYST?