Interface brushes are the apparatuses that contain a flexible wire structure in the middle, have small bristle heads, thus can easily enter and exit the tooth cavities, and are used for cleaning the interdental spaces. They are usually small brushes in the shape of a round or cone. The bristles are attached to a thin wire and have a handle. Different sizes are designed for anterior and posterior teeth.

Interface Brush 

Some people may have gaps between the teeth due to their tooth structure. It is more prominent in the anterior teeth. Sometimes, factors such as tooth shape, tooth fractures, cavities, gum diseases can also lead to the formation of gaps between the teeth.

Interdental spaces cause problems in terms of aesthetics. It affects the person’s laughing and speech functions. Sometimes this can disrupt social life. However, having gaps between the teeth can lead to more serious problems beyond that.

Interdental spaces collect food residues. Although these residues are cleaned with toothbrushes, the remaining pieces cause tartar over time. Dental plaques, which are formed due to tartar and remaining food residues, can lead to dental caries. Tooth decay can lead to tooth loss and bad breath over time.



Toothbrushes may not be sufficient in the treatment of tartar. Interface brushes are used to clean the spaces between teeth.

What is an interface brush? 

Interface brushes are the apparatuses that contain a flexible wire structure in the middle, have small bristle heads, thus can easily enter and exit the tooth cavities, and are used for cleaning the interdental spaces. They are usually small brushes in the shape of a round or cone. The bristles are attached to a thin wire and have a handle. Different sizes are designed for anterior and posterior teeth.

There are different sizes recommended by the dentist according to the person’s tooth size, the space between the teeth and the level of oral care. It is recommended to use in consultation with your dentist, as improperly sized interface brushes can damage the teeth and gums.

Interface brushes are produced in different shapes in accordance with the mouth structure. Their hardness is also different. You can also get information about the shape and hardness of the interface brush from your dentist. Interface brushes that are too large or too hard can damage teeth or gums. Over time, this can lead to damage to the teeth, deterioration of the enamel structure, tooth fractures, cavities, tooth loss, bleeding gums, recession in the gums, sagging of the teeth. Therefore, the interface brush must be selected appropriately.

Interface brushes can be 0.2mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.8mm, 1.1mm, 1.5mm in size.

What are the benefits of an interface brush? 

Thanks to its flexible structure, the appropriately sized interface brush easily enters the spaces between the teeth. This clears the spaces. Bacterial accumulation, plaque formation and tartar are prevented. It provides a complete oral care with proper tooth brushing. Tooth decays, gum diseases, tooth loss are prevented.



An interface brush does the same job as dental floss. However, it is a more effective application than dental floss. It can also get into spaces where a toothbrush cannot. The interface brush can also be used with dental floss.

How to use the interface brush? 

Your dentist will recommend the most suitable interface brush size for you, taking into account factors such as your tooth size, mouth structure, oral hygiene characteristics, and the size of the space between your teeth.

Interface brushes are sensitive products. Their useful life is short. It is recommended to change it once a week or every 15 days. As it is used, its structure deteriorates and bacteria accumulate.

After brushing the teeth with a suitable toothbrush, the interface brush is used. It is sufficient to use it twice a day. It is inserted between the teeth in a suitable position and moved back and forth. This movement is done for 10 seconds. All tooth cavities are cleaned in this way. In some cases, a short-term use with an antiseptic solution may be recommended by your dentist. After brushing, the mouth is rinsed with water.

When the interface brush is first used, there may be slight bleeding due to the sensitivity of the gums. Over time, this complaint will go away on its own. If your bleeding lasts for a long time, you can consult your dentist.

Who is the interface brush recommended for? 

The interface brush can be used by anyone. However, it is especially recommended in some cases. These situations are:

  • Those who have small or large gaps between the teeth,
  • Those who have braces treatment (toothbrush or dental floss cannot get between the braces, these areas can be cleaned best with interface brushes),
  • Those with gingival recession,
  • Fixed prosthesis users (in the use of prosthesis, there may be gaps due to gingival recession under the veneer over time, these can easily enter),
  • Those who have special procedures such as laser teeth whitening and zirconium treatment.
  • Those who have limited mobility: (those who have difficulty in using hand movements due to arthritis etc.),
  • Those who do not like or can not use dental floss (interface brush is easier to use than dental floss, easier to learn, quicker to apply).