TePe - A Sustainable Choice

TePe—A Sustainable Choice World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a...
TePe—A Sustainable Choice World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a pressing environmental concern. This year on June 5th, we are encouraged to reimagine, recreate, and restore nature. The theme for 2021, “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.”, invites us to grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts; making peace with nature. Join #GenerationRestoration! Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic,...
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Oral Health as You Get Older

Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older...
Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons. The theme for 2021 is ‘Communities of Strength’, emphasizing the strength of older adults, with special importance on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities to support health and well-being. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by 2060 the number of US adults aged 65 years or older is expected to reach...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which raises awareness about oral cancer and the importance of completing self-exams. Oral Cancer...
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which raises awareness about oral cancer and the importance of completing self-exams. Oral Cancer occurs in the oral cavity or the oropharynx (neck and throat). The oral cavity consists of your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue, and the floor and roof of your mouth. The oropharynx consists of the middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base of the tongue. Facts...
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Dental Professionals

    During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The...
    During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week is dental assistant appreciation week and March 6th is dentist day. This is also a time to remind everyone about the importance of regular dental checkups. Everyone on the dental team has a unique role in supporting excellent oral health. The different roles of dental professionals The dental assistant has many varied responsibilities from assisting the dentist during...
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Children’s Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It...
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It is intended to bring together dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. The Importance of Baby Teeth Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, allow children...
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Guide to Preventing Gum Disease and Cavities

Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it...
Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it is important to keep your mouth healthy. Your smile not only brings you confidence, but your teeth allow you to chew and speak properly. It is important to have proper oral care and visit your dental professional to prevent gum disease and cavities. Healthy Teeth A healthy mouth has gums that are light pink in color and fit firmly around...
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A New Year Brings a Renewed Spirit

As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been...
As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been easy, so we can only anticipate that this next year brings goodwill. Perhaps you are thinking about ways you can improve your self-care. Maybe you want to start taking walks or start a new hobby. Have you considered making goals related to a healthy smile? Your smile not only brings you confidence, but your teeth allow you to chew and...
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Oral Health and Holiday Stress

Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. Stress is...
Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. Stress is a coping mechanism to everyday challenges, but when the stress response is continuous it can have a negative impact on overall health. You may feel your heart rate and breathing increase, as well as increased muscle tension. Stress can have physical and psychological consequences. Did you know it can also have an impact on your oral health?   Impact on Oral...
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Cleaning Teeth After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around...
Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw. There are many different procedures that are considered oral surgery. These may include a biopsy, periodontal surgery, apical surgery (removal of the root tip), implant surgery, or extraction of teeth. Many people have had their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, removed which is considered an oral surgery.  After Surgery  Your body needs to heal...
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Benefits of the TePe Special Care Toothbrush

The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After...
The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After oral surgery  Mucositis (sore inflamed and ulcerated oral tissue)  Sensitive root surface  Extremely dry mouth  During radiation or chemotherapy when oral tissue has an adverse effect  The TePe Special Care toothbrush has 12,000 ultra-soft bristles. The neck of the brush can be angled in hot water for better access. There are two different brush head sizes, the compact size works well to...
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Using and Replacing Interdental Brushes

TePe Original Interdental Brushes are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not...
TePe Original Interdental Brushes are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not reach. The wire holding the bristles is plastic coated and is safe to use around dental implants and natural teeth. The handle is short and broad for a steady grip. How to Use the Interdental Brush  Use your interdental brush once a day, preferably in the evening before toothbrushing.  With nine sizes, you must find the perfect one for you....
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Give thanks for your teeth; they work hard on Thanks...

We hope having healthy teeth and gums are something you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving season! As we take...
We hope having healthy teeth and gums are something you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving season! As we take time to contemplate all that we are grateful for…family, friends, shelter, food…we should also consider our oral health. To help keep your celebrations as joyful as possible we’ve put together a few dental tips that will keep your smile healthy. Eat healthy foods. Incorporate healthy foods into snack options for your gatherings. Consuming healthy protein-rich snacks will keep you from...
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