TePe Blog Posts

Give thanks for your teeth; they work hard on Thanksgiving!

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...
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Cleaning Between the Teeth

Did you know that brushing alone only removes up to 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest is found between our teeth. There are different interdental cleaning devices such as floss, dental picks, water irrigators and interdental brushes....
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Periodontal Disease

Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are inflamed and presence of infection. If you wash your hands and notice bleeding, you would probably be...
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Diabetes and Your Mouth; American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living and ensure people are aware of risk factors. Among the US population 10.5% (34.2 million people!) have diabetes, with approximately 1 in 4 not aware of...
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Cavities Beware!

At the end of October many people celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and going candy-hunting. Although this is fun for the entire family, it is also important to understand the damage sweets can cause to teeth over time....
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Tips to Help You Brush Better

Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or is it more of an automatic procedure? It is a well-known recommendation to brush twice a day, but your technique also matters. Here are some simple...
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Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month

Every October is National Dental Hygiene Month. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) initiates a national campaign to celebrate and recognize the role dental hygienists play in improving the health of their patients. Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? Why...
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TePe Supreme Toothbrush for daily plaque removal

The TePe Supreme toothbrush has an innovative bristle design, along with a tapered brush head. The multi-level bristles enable more efficient cleaning further in between the teeth and along the gumline with the longer bristles. The tapered brush head allows...
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How to effectively care for an implant

Dental implants must regularly be cleaned to disrupt plaque. If you do not properly clean your implants you are at risk of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the implant. Last week we discussed the TePe Implant Care Kit; here are...
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Cleaning your dental implants

Replacing missing teeth with implants has become a viable option for all people, even for the aging population. Implants are shaped differently than natural teeth and are more susceptible to inflammation. That’s why we have put together a special Implant...
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Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the natural tooth root. If you are missing one tooth, you may need a single implant, whereas if you’re missing several...
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Your smile contributes to healthy aging

Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance during September designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. It is important to take personal responsibility for your health, to improve physical, mental, social and financial well-being. As...
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