Tip #9~Inter-dental Cleaners
These small brushes are shaped like little Christmas trees — and you work them between the teeth. Called inter-dental or inter-proximal cleaners, they are most useful for cleaning debris stuck between teeth and for removing germs and bacterial plaque at the gum-tooth line. A number of manufacturers make inter-dental cleaners, including Butler, Dentek, and Oral B. And you don’t need to worry about these tools doing damage to your wallet: They sell for about $3 for a pack of 100.