Product Type: Molar Oral Care
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Molar TePe Interdental Brush
Member Name: denise40
Molar TePe Interdental Brush
Advantages: Great for braces
Disadvantages: Leaves a metal taste in your mouth
**WHAT IT DOES**
It is a brush that is specially designed by professionals to reach those tricky little places inbetween the teeth. The brush will quickly and easily brush away any food debris and traces of plaque. It will help stimulate gums and freshen breath. It will leave your teeth a lot cleaner. These brushes are particularly good if you have a brace fitted. I recently bought my interdental Tepe brushes from Boots as I have hard to reach decay inbetween my front two teeth.
The packaging is green and white and you can see the brushes inside the plastic. The Boots logo is on the front in metallic blue. On the top there is a picture of someone smiling with those perfect pearly white teeth. To open you have to tear off the paper back to get the brushes out. There are 6 brushes inside that are blue. There is one white cap which looks like a tube, this is a travel cap. I think the travel cap is good to protect the brush from dirt and damage.
The brush itself is a metal wire with bristles on it. The metal wire is plastic coated for use around metal filings and to avoid damage to dental implants. The brush is roughly 1.5 centimetres and the width of the bristles is 0.6mm. Different widths can be bought. You can bend the brush for precision if you need to. The brush is attached to blue plastic which has a flat bit on it so it is easier for you to hold. The flat part has Tepe imprinted into it.
For teeth at the front of your mouth put the brush into the space between teeth at gum level. Move the brush backwards and forwards a few times to remove debris.
For your back teeth you can out the brush at a slight curve gently for easier access. Do not bend the brush as it will weaken and maybe snap. This could cause you harm. When cleaning your teeth do not force the brush into a space as it will damage the brush and hurt your gums. Once you are finished with the brush rinse it with water.
Using too much force and bending the brush continuously at sever angles could cause a fracture of the wire and this could lead to an injury.
Personally I don't recommend these brushes unless you have braces. If you have braces they are excellent at getting into them awkward spaces. I don't have braces anymore and bought these brushes to clean inbetween my front two teeth because I have decay inbetween them. I put the brush inbetween my teeth as directed and hated the taste of metal immediately. I also felt that it slightly damaged my gums, as they felt tender and sore. You can get a smaller setting but I don't think this would make any difference. At £2.99 I feel that it is a complete waste of money if you are not wearing braces. Maybe some people would like them and find they clean their teeth properly but I felt discomfort and had sore gums after using these brushes. I have used them in the past for braces and they were good but I will definitely not be using them again or buying them as I feel I have wasted my money. I am really disappointed as I thought they would have worked well. Instead I had an awful taste of metal in my mouth!
Summary: I gave this product 3 out of 5 on the basis that it works good for braces