Interdental Cleaners

Cleaning interdentally with floss can be challenging for individuals with ASD. Proxy brushes are an easier and safer way (to avoid being bitten) for caregivers to clean interdentally. Floss holders are another good option. Until recently proxy brushes have been too wide to fit into tight contacts but some companies have recently released much smaller versions that can fit into even healthy contacts.

Figure 28. Interdental Cleaners.