Surely when we think of the interdental spaces we come to the head the typical image of a person with a diatom in the front incisors, but this is not necessarily the case, despite being the most visible.
An interdental space is, in essence, any space between tooth and tooth. When this is too fair or too large it becomes problematic to perform a good cleaning of the area, so it is common to find a lot of information on how to sanitize this part well.
Likewise, we have to mention the aesthetic operations that are also performed in this regard, seeking to improve the smile so that the patient leaves behind those problems.
The different types of interdental spaces
Within the field of interdental spaces, mention must be made of closed interproximal spaces, which are those that occur most frequently. In this case we find that there is practically no separation between teeth, so sanitizing the area is complicated.
To clean these spaces we must use dental floss, which will help us eliminate the bacterial plaque adhered to the area. Failure to do so will greatly increase the possibility of suffering from diseases such as caries or periodontal disease.
Using once a day the dental floss will take away these pathologies.
On the other hand, we also have the diatom. This problem is that there is a great separation between the teeth, and we find multiple causes that cause it: loss of teeth, genetic background…
In these cases where dental floss does not help us to perform a proper dental cleaning we will have to use the interproximal brushes.
To close the diatom we find solutions such as dental veneers, whether porcelain or composite. Thanks to the use of this technique we will be able to close the diastases easily, achieving a harmonized smile and much easier to cleanse.