Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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Daily Disposable Flossers
Corsodyl Daily Interdental Brushes
Member Name: rosebud2001
Corsodyl Daily Interdental Brushes
Advantages: Tapered stem makes for universal fit and effective brushing, sturdy, effective
Disadvantages: Expensive, hard to find on the high street
The last time I visited the hygienist I knew my somewhat lackadaisical approach to flossing had come back to haunt me - my gums were bleeding almost every time I brushed my teeth. I had been using interdental brushes bought from Lidl which were good, but not particularly sturdy, making them somewhat expensive. I can't get on with actual dental floss at all so I looked elsewhere for something better.
I had switched to using Corsodyl Daily toothpaste and was intrigued to see they also do disposable interdental brushes. They are expensive - costing £4.15 on Amazon for 20. There are other online sources which are slightly cheaper but as yet I haven't been able to locate these in any offline shops, even though Boots and Superdrug do sell all the other Corsodyl Daily products.
The Corsodyl Daily interdental brushes come in packs of 10 or 20. They are packaged inside a plastic protective case attached to a cardboard base by a clear plastic bubble.
If, like me, you buy the 20 pack you will find two lots of 10 brushes which are attached to one another. These are easy to separate by just tearing a brush off at the small handle area.
The brushes have a green rubber handle and the bristles are white and also made of rubber. The brush is designed to be sharp at the top and tapers downwards to become wider at the bottom.
According to Corsodyl, the brushes are perfect to use not just between your teeth but also around implants and crowns, with the tapered stem designed to fit into a range of interdental spaces. They do, however, warn you not to force them into very tight gaps.
When I opened the packaging up I found it quite easy to tear a brush off. Now I always brush my teeth before flossing but some people floss before brushing - I suppose it's personal preference. So, after a 2 minute brush, I use the brush between as many teeth as I can.
The brush slots in and out of my front teeth with relative ease but I do find it tricky to get in between the very back teeth so I always leave these till last. I have sound reasoning for this - the brushes are reasonably durable but they are only designed to be used once and as such are prone to bending out of shape if too much force is applied and on one occasion the brush almost snapped in two. This always happens when I am brushing between my back teeth so rather than break a brush and have not done the "easy" teeth so to speak, I get those "easy" ones done first.
I have one crown and Corsodyl's claim that these brushes are perfect to use around them is a sound one - the flexible filaments on the brush helping to make this an easy task.
I also like the sensation of this brush over metal ones. I find the metal brushes feel irritating in my mouth - perhaps due to the amount of metal my poor teeth have acquired in fillings over the years - giving me an awful grating sensation in my mouth. The Corsodyl Daily brushes don't affect me this way at all.
I also like the shape of the brushes. Because they are tapered they seem to glide between my teeth without any problems and unlike some other interdental brushes I have used, they don't get stuck between my teeth either. Now I must stress that I do take Corsodyl's advice and don't force any kind of flossing device into very tight gaps but I still have suffered the ignominy of struggling to release an interdental brush that didn't wish to leave the area it was supposed to be cleaning.
The plastic case is a great idea too as it means you can store the brushes hygienically in your bathroom or use it if you need to take some brushes on your travels. I do wish Corsodyl would give you the option to buy the brushes without the box however - you don't need a box everytime you buy and it adds to waste and to the cost of the product.
I've been using these brushes now for almost two months in conjunction with the Corsodyl Tooth & Gum Paste and have to say the difference in my oral health is marked. I have noticed my breath feels fresher but more importantly I haven't had any bleeding gums when I brush my teeth. I had also suffered from inflamed gums periodically before I started my Corsodyl Daily routine but these seem to now be a thing of the past.
I must stress that although my hygienist and dentist both stressed the importance of interdental brushes they didn't specifically recommend a brand. I have found myself delighted with the results using Corsodyl Daily products - although I must admit I do use a different mouthwash purely because I don't like the taste of the Corsodyl Daily product.
So in conclusion I can highly recommend these interdental brushes. The only criticism I have of them is, predictably in light of the brand name, the price. They do work out as an expensive way of flossing but they do work. They are available for less if you shop about online but it's worth remembering that some dental treatment can be extortionate - even if you have an NHS dentist - so I personally find it worth my while to spend a bit more on an oral hygiene routine which will hopefully minimise the chance of this treatment.
You only have to use one brush a day however - I was advised it's best to floss before bedtime - so one pack of 20 will last you just shy of 3 weeks.
I have been really impressed with the results they offer and would suggest if you struggle to get floss into awkward spaces, these brushes may well provide a solution.
Summary: An easier way to floss your teeth
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