The first few days you spit out, as with floss, expect to see blood in your saliva. This should stop after about a week. Especially if you have gum disease, the gums can be significantly inflamed and swollen interproximally (in-between) and because of this, they bleed really easily.
Flossing and toothbrushing are quite ineffective at removing the plaque in these bigger gaps between your teeth so you often get gingivitis there.
"What’s the treatment for gingivitis?" You should know this by now… That’s it- Getting rid of the plaque
. That’s what these little brushes are intended to help do.
It's likely that only when you have had a dentist clean, these areas in between your teeth, are made truly plaque free.
So when you first use interproximal brushes, you are likely to find that your gums:
- They are sore and hurt a little
As with flossing, it's just a phase that you have to get through, in order to start reaping the benefits.
Floss and inter-proximal brushes-> remove the plaque -> gingitivis in-between the teeth clears up-> bleeding stops-> gums toughen up becoming pink, firm and healthy.