Did you read my previous post about TePe brushes and how they have turned my oral healthcare routine completely around and for the better? If not, you can click here or let me briefly catch you up: essentially I have a lot of gaps in-between my teeth that I used to clean rather unsuccessfully with dental floss. With the benefit of hindsight, I do feel that I did more damage than good; you see I'm a little heavy handed and impatient which the harshness of floss doesn't quite accommodate.
As mentioned in my previous post, I did visit my dentist for a check-up and to discuss my floss predicament and was pointed in the direction of TePe Interdental Brushes. Unlike the one-size fits all approach of dental floss, TePe brushes offer three variants of brushes: soft, original and angle, all of which come in different sizes so that you can pick the correct brush for your dental needs. Again as I did before, I recommend purchasing a smaller brush head/size than you think you'll require, and if you’re still unsure, ask your dentist or oral hygienist to advise you on what brush size would be best for you.
So it's been only a few weeks since I initially posted about TePe Interdental Brushes but also since I began trailing the dental tool out for myself, and so it is only fair that I update you with my progress and also share the tips and tricks I have learnt along the way. First of all, the soft style I rely on of the TePe brushes mean that I no longer graze my gums nor ever have to deal with any of the past discomfort of dental floss. I have also found that not only are TePe interdental brushes more comfortable to use than floss but they dislodge any trapped food far quicker too - again great for those like myself who don't count patience as a virtue.
Much like a standard toothbrush (you of course use the TePe brushes differently and in place of dental floss), you can reuse your TePe brushes several times as long as you rinse and adequately store your brush after each use - I personally use a new one daily as they are so inexpensive but there really is no need to.
If you were to empty out my handbag right now, stashed in an old Tic-Tac container is a clean, ready to use TePe brush for using when out and about - great for quickly and safely removing any trapped food after meals etc. Admittedly not the most glamourous object within my beauty bag but completely necessary.
My gums are happier, my dentist says any inflammation cause by my over zealous approach to flossing is now gone and for that reason alone I will forever recommend TePe Interdental brushes to all that will listen.
Seriously do yourself a favour and at least try TePe brushes out for yourself, you can thank me later.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with TePe.