TePe Blog Posts

What is Gingivitis?

  What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is very common but can be prevented through good oral hygiene. Gingivitis = gum inflammation Periodontitis = loss of the bone that support the teeth What is gum...
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How to use the TePe Compact Tuft™ brush

Using the Compact Tuft™ Effective cleaning along the gum line Hold the brush tip at a 45° angle so that the filament tips touch the gum line. Move the brush tip gently back and forth along the gum line. Look...
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Sensitive Teeth

How to handle sensitive teeth If you have sensitive teeth you may feel a sudden pain or discomfort, which often occurs when eating or drinking something cold, sweet or sour. How to handle sensitive teeth If you have sensitive teeth...
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How to care for your braces

Wearing braces can make dental care slightly more complicated. To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both your teeth and braces properly. Cleaning with a regular toothbrush is not enough – you often need additional cleaning products....
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Proper brushing and visiting the dentist

  Bad breath is an issue that afflicts many people and could be more complicated than just changing our dietary habits. A vital first step to controlling oral malodors is with proper toothbrushing.  Maintaining good oral hygiene with frequent disruption...
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Cleaning between the teeth to prevent and control bad breath

  Bad breath is a concern for many, and persistent malodors can be upsetting. Bad breath or halitosis is a complex issue. It’s a widespread misunderstanding that bad breath usually has to do with stomach problems. Yes, strongly flavored food...
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Cleaning the tongue to prevent and control bad breath

  If you are experiencing bad breath that seems to linger and is caused by more than just what you ate for lunch, then a tongue cleaner may be an excellent addition to your oral hygiene habits. The tongue has...
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What is halitosis or bad breath?

  What is halitosis or bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that can affect many areas in our lives. The causes of halitosis can be complicated and more than just what you had for...
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How to manage children’s teeth - Part 3

  Trying to manage our teeth can be difficult and helping children manage their tooth brushing needs is an additional layer of difficulty to daily oral health routines. Yet, good habits are crucial to keeping children from having painful cavities....
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How to manage children’s teeth - Part 2

  Looking at a sink or mirror after a child has been in the bathroom makes you wonder why they don’t just brush outside.  Kids are often messy and ineffective when they are in charge of their tooth brushing.  Depending...
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