An alternative to dental floss, interdental brushes are designed for cleaning between the teeth, below the gum line and around appliances (e.g. bridges and braces). Suitable for anything but the tightest of contact points, most people tend to find these somewhat easier to get to grips with and less time consuming than flossing. For optimal cleaning, it is important to choose an interdental brush of the right size. Very often more than one brush size is needed.
Don’t use toothpaste with your interdental brushes, since it contains abrasives. You may instead use interdental gels, which is specially designed for use with an interdental brush.