In the last episode of Success in 7 Minutes, Dr. Howard Glazer and I talked about toothbrushes—electric versus manual. In this video, will discuss the importance of interdental cleaning and offer some suggestions you can share with your patients. Brushing your teeth without some type of interdental cleaning is like taking a shower without washing your armpits, right? 😜
Establishing good habits early on is the best thing you can do for your patients. Interdental cleaning can be accomplished with water flossers and manual floss aids—and don’t overlook the benefits of oral irrigation under bridges and in and around dental implants. Most importantly, you must work with patients on the type of interdental cleaning device they will actually use.
Next time, we’ll talk about toothpastes. Stay tuned.
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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial codirector of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].