Spinach and interdental-cleaning April 18th, 2019

Ever get caught with a piece of spinach stuck between your teeth? Rather embarrassing, isn’t it. And as funny as that may sound, in terms of dental hygiene it’s a prime example of the way in which things can go wrong if left unattended.

The subject here is of course interdental teeth cleaning, or in layman’s terms: cleaning between your teeth. And, even though cleaning intradentally one of the easiest ways to combat gum disease, tooth decay and gingivitis, it’s one of those dental hygiene practices that remain neglected by a vast majority of the general population.

So, what happens to things stuck between your teeth? Quite simply put, the plaque already on your teeth has bacteria that convert food particles into acids which in turn has the ability to dissolve proteins, calcium and enamel (all of which form part of that brilliant white smile).

Now, the rather sad thing is that statistics from both London and the whole of the United Kingdom indicate that about 60%-75% of all adults suffer from some form of gum disease which can be attributed to incorrect dental hygiene. And if this is not enough to grab your attention, then all you need to do is look at a couple of images that show the results of prolonged neglect of interdental teeth cleaning. Ugh.

That being said, you’ll agree that those twice-yearly dentist visits are recommended for a reason. Additionally you might want to consider what methods you employ to clean your teeth and in between them. Do you floss? Do you use interdental toothbrushes or dental sticks? These things are all available in just about any off-licence and supermarket throughout London and the United Kingdom and are there to not only protect your teeth, but your whole mouth.