Interdental brushes can clean up to 40% of the teeth that tooth brushing alone misses ( a tooth has five sides, a toothbrush can only clean three sides – 60% of the tooth).
Reference: Axelsson P, Linde J Effect of Controlled Oral Hygiene Procedures on caries and periodontal disease in adults. J Clin Periodontol. 1978; 5; 133-51
The most common oral diseases start between the teeth. By daily interdental cleaning, both gum disease and cavities can be successfully prevented
Reference: Poklepvic T, Wothington HV, Johnson TM, Sambunjak D, Imai P Clarkson JE, Tugwell P. Interdental brushing for the prevention and control of periodontal diseases and dental caries in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No. : CD009857 DOI:10.1002/14651858
Evidence suggests that interdental cleaning with interdental brushes is the most effective method for Interdental plaque removal.
Reference: Chapple ILC, Van der Weijden F, Dörfer C, Herrera D, Shapira L, Polak D, Madianos P, Louropoulou A, Machtei E, Donos N, Greenwell H, Van Winkelhoff AJ, Eren Kuru B, Arweiler N, Teughels W, Aimetti M, Molina A, Montero E, Graziani F. Primary prevention of periodontitis: managing gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol 2015; 42 (Suppl. 16): S71–S76. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12366.