TePe’s Choice to Use Sustainable Plastic

TePe’s Choice to Use Sustainable Plastic At TePe we strive to meet our goals by prioritizing a focus on good...
TePe’s Choice to Use Sustainable Plastic At TePe we strive to meet our goals by prioritizing a focus on good people, good practice, and good products. Good product includes sustainable innovation and production, product and packaging materials, resource efficiency, and lowering CO2 emissions. Rethinking plastics TePe has been producing high-quality products for over 50 years, and we want to continue this with a focus on sustainability without compromising product safety, quality, or hygienic qualities. Sustainable plastic is non-porous, meaning it...
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Choosing the Correct Size Interdental Brush

TePe® Interdental Brush Original comes in nine sizes, which might seem overwhelming at first. We recommend asking your dental professional...
TePe® Interdental Brush Original comes in nine sizes, which might seem overwhelming at first. We recommend asking your dental professional to help you find the correct size or to find your most suitable size yourself using a TePe® Interdental Brush Original Mixed Pack.     Start with a small brush size and change to a bigger one if you don’t feel any resistance from the bristles. Do not force the brush into a space; work it in gently or choose a...
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5 Easy Steps for Using an Interdental Brush

Did you know that brushing alone only removes about 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest of the...
Did you know that brushing alone only removes about 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest of the plaque is found BETWEEN your teeth. Dental plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth. It must be removed regularly, or it can cause gum inflammation, cavities, and bad breath.   Your toothbrush only cleans 3 of the 5 surfaces on your teeth, leaving 2 surfaces between the teeth ignored. Cleaning between the teeth, also...
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TePe® Interdental Brush Original

TePe® Interdental Brush Original are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not...
TePe® Interdental Brush Original are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not reach. Since even effective brushing only removes about 60% of the plaque in your mouth, the rest is found BETWEEN your teeth! Interdental brushes are highly effective in removing dental plaque between teeth, plus interdental brushes are also often easier to use compared to other options, such as floss. In most cases, interdental brushes are the most efficient tool to prevent gum inflammation...
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Are you Making this Common Toothbrushing Mistake?

It is recommended to brush in the morning and the evening before bed. It is also important to consider when...
It is recommended to brush in the morning and the evening before bed. It is also important to consider when we brush in relation to consumption of food and beverages.     Foods and beverages that are high in acids wear away the enamel that protects your teeth, a process known as tooth erosion. This can change the appearance of your teeth, make them more sensitive, and make them more susceptible to cavities.  Here are a couple more tips for protecting...
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New Oral Habits for a New Year

Are you someone who likes to make goals when the new year approaches? Do you take time to reflect? The...
Are you someone who likes to make goals when the new year approaches? Do you take time to reflect? The purpose of creating goals is usually to improve your life and bring more fulfillment. 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 speak properly. We often want to make a behavior change, like brushing longer or cleaning between our teeth more often, but...
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4 steps to deal with sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth can feel different depending on the cause. Identify the feeling of the sensitivity or pain. Sometimes you get...
Sensitive teeth can feel different depending on the cause. Identify the feeling of the sensitivity or pain. Sometimes you get a sudden, often sharp pain. This can occur when eating or drinking something cold, sweet, or sour. You might also notice it while brushing your teeth or breathing in very cold air. Other times the pain might be a dull pulsating sensation and persist for some time.   Identify the source of the sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth here...
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The holiday stress and oral health

Many people often experience holiday stress. Stress is a coping mechanism to everyday challenges, but when the stress response is...
Many people often experience holiday stress. 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? Stress and Oral Health When prolonged stress occurs, your immune system can become compromised. The...
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Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is also a name for teeth grinding, and it is often accompanied with clenching. It often happens as you...
Bruxism is also a name for teeth grinding, and it is often accompanied with clenching. It often happens as you sleep, but it can also be associated with stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, or missing teeth. People who drink alcohol and smokers are approximately twice as likely to grind their teeth (ADA, 2022). The symptoms of teeth grinding include: Dull headaches Jaw soreness Teeth that are painful or loose Fractured teeth Your dentist will evaluate the source. You can get...
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Why do I have bad breath?

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be...
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be considered. In 80-90% of cases, bad breath originates form the oral cavity. Your mouth is an ideal location for bacterial growth, with the most common places being your tongue and your gums between your teeth. What causes bad breath? Cavities Gum disease Bacteria on the tongue Infections in the mouth Medications that cause dry mouth Disorders that cause dry mouth...
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8 Common Brushing Mistakes We Make

The right technique for brushing your teeth is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is also important...
The right technique for brushing your teeth is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is also important to choose a high-quality toothbrush with a design that suits your individual needs and preferences. Below are the 8 most common mistakes we make when brushing our teeth. Small changes can have a huge impact in the health of your teeth and gums!    
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What is the TePe® Implant Care Kit?

The TePe® Implant Care Kit combines different tools to reach all sides of the dental implant(s). You can effectively clean...
The TePe® Implant Care Kit combines different tools to reach all sides of the dental implant(s). You can effectively clean around implants with brushes designed to fit narrow areas, between the teeth, and used for on-the-go cleaning. The gums and bone around an implant are far more sensitive to plaque and the build-up of bacteria, than around a natural tooth. The implant attaches directly to the bone, so natural defense mechanisms are limited if not cleaned properly. Maintaining a high...
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