Tooth Injuries for Kids & How to Manage Them

Children often get tooth injuries from falling, during play, or sporting activities. Depending on the age of the child, it...
Children often get tooth injuries from falling, during play, or sporting activities. Depending on the age of the child, it could be a baby tooth (primary) or an adult (permanent) tooth. Children greater than 13 years of age, typically, have lost all of their baby teeth. Symptoms of Tooth Injuries Your child may experience bleeding, pain, or sensitivity when a tooth is injured. The tooth may also change to a darker color if the inner part of the tooth is...
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Best Toothbrushes for Children & Kids Teeth

TePe toothbrushes for children have extra soft or soft bristles and a small, tapered brush head to fit small mouths....
TePe toothbrushes for children have extra soft or soft bristles and a small, tapered brush head to fit small mouths. The handle suits a small hand, and it is also convenient for the adult helping the child to brush. Bright colors and nice prints make toothbrushing more fun. TePe offers different sizes of toothbrushes for the different stages of growth. For your child, you can get started with the TePe Mini™ toothbrush, developed for use from the first tooth to...
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Top Recommended Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA)...
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA) 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. Cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children in the United States (CDC,...
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The TePe Gentle Care™ Specialty Brush for After Oral...

TePe Gentle Care™ is a super soft toothbrush recommended after oral surgery and for patients with sore or very fragile...
TePe Gentle Care™ is a super soft toothbrush recommended after oral surgery and for patients with sore or very fragile oral tissue, sensitive root surfaces, extremely dry mouth and during radiotherapy. TePe Gentle Care™ is slightly firmer than TePe Special Care™. This brush is ideal while tissue continues to heal and before transitioning back to your standard toothbrush. The neck of the brush can be angled in hot water for better access. When deciding to use this toothbrush, it is...
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What size of interdental brush do I need?

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. 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...
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Is it better to floss before or after brushing?

Cleaning between your teeth, also known as interdental cleaning, is important because it cleans where a regular toothbrush simply cannot...
Cleaning between your teeth, also known as interdental cleaning, is important because it cleans where a regular toothbrush simply cannot reach. You might use floss, floss aids, interdental brushes, rubber bristle brushes, and/or water flossers. We know that both brushing your teeth and cleaning between your teeth are very important.  As a general recommendation, Everyone should brush for 2 minutes twice a day and clean between your teeth once a day.   Is it better to clean between the teeth...
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TePe® Bridge and Implant Floss

  TePe® Bridge and Implant Floss is a thick and flexible floss. The floss is spongy with two stiff plastic...
  TePe® Bridge and Implant Floss is a thick and flexible floss. The floss is spongy with two stiff plastic ends, making it easy to grip and insert. The TePe Bridge and Implant Floss is specially designed for daily cleaning of implants, bridges, and braces. It is also suitable for periodontal care.   When using the bridge and implant floss, you can soak the spongy middle portion in a mouth rinse if desired. Insert one stiff end between the teeth...
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A Fresh Start for your Oral Care Routine

Are you someone who likes to make goals when the new year approaches? Goals give us a mental representation of...
Are you someone who likes to make goals when the new year approaches? Goals give us a mental representation of where we would like to be. Have you considered making goals related to your oral health? Below are some ideas for improving your oral health at home. Let us face the challenge with a renewed sense of hope that comes with a fresh start! Reflect on your current routine. When you think about your daily oral hygiene habits what do...
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On-The-Go Oral Care Products

During the holidays we often travel for days, or we find ourselves busy throughout each day. This can make our...
During the holidays we often travel for days, or we find ourselves busy throughout each day. This can make our oral hygiene routines challenging with varying schedules. Here are some basic tips you can use for daily oral care on-the-go! Use oral care products designed for on-the-go. This is a convenient way to have products readily available outside of your normal living situation. TePe offers an interdental travel case for interdental brushes and the TePe EasyPick™ comes with a pocket...
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What does Bleeding Gums mean for my Oral Health?

Have you noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your...
Have you noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are inflamed and there is an infection. A healthy mouth has gums that are light pink in color and fit firmly around each tooth. There is no bleeding when you brush or clean between your teeth. A healthy mouth has no bleeding. Bleeding is not normal. Bleeding is a sign of infection. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Inflamed...
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Why it is Important to Limit Sugar During the Holidays

During the winter holidays there are numerous sweet treats. Many people indulge in sweet beverages, pies, treats, and candies, but...
During the winter holidays there are numerous sweet treats. Many people indulge in sweet beverages, pies, treats, and candies, but it is important to know how to prevent dental cavities with an increased consumption of sugar. How do sweet foods and beverages cause cavities? When you eat sugary foods and drinks, bacteria in the mouth feed on the available sugars and produce acid, which breaks down the outer layer, the enamel, of the tooth. Cavities often develop between the teeth...
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Your Mouth and Body are Connected Studies Show

Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications,...
Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications, nutritional deficiencies, signs of systemic diseases, and more. By having good oral hygiene and visiting your dental professional regularly you are taking care of your entire body! Here are some examples of where research has identified a correlation between oral and general health. Heart Disease Diabetes Pneumonia Arthritis Preterm birth / low birth weight Cancer Neurodegenerative diseases Obesity Osteoporosis Periodontitis...
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