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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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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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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Do I have to brush my dental implants?

You must maintain your dental implants with proper oral hygiene at home. Implants can develop disease, just like a natural...
You must maintain your dental implants with proper oral hygiene at home. Implants can develop disease, just like a natural tooth. Bacterial plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth and implants. If you do not clean your implant(s) properly, the plaque builds up and can cause gum inflammation called peri-implant mucositis. Your gums may look red, swollen, feel sensitive or bleed easily. This can be reversed, but if plaque is not removed, the bone around the...
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Tips for caring for your braces

Tips for caring for your braces Develop routines, as schedules continually change during each season. Use fluoride toothpaste to make...
Tips for caring for your braces Develop routines, as schedules continually change during each season. Use fluoride toothpaste to make your teeth stronger. Use a mouthwash with fluoride, if possible after a snack or lunch, to help strengthen the teeth. When first getting the orthodontic appliance, serve soft food. Prepare a travel case with an extra set of oral hygiene products to bring to school or work. Stock up with orthodontic wax to prevent mouth irritations from sharp edges. If...
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Tips for good oral health when going back to school!

As we go back to school, we need to be mindful of our daily routines. Having routines will help establish...
As we go back to school, we need to be mindful of our daily routines. Having routines will help establish healthy habits, including good oral health. Did you know that cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States, possibly leading to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning? Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t (CDC, 2019). The good news is that...
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Helping the Aging Population Achieve Healthy Mouths

May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons. The theme...
May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons. The theme for 2022 is ‘Age My Way’, an opportunity to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities. It focuses on living independently within a community for as long as possible. The ability to access routine professional oral health services, have proper oral health education, and daily oral hygiene are all essential factors related...
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Helping Children Achieve Healthy Mouths

Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. Here...
Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. Here are some suggestions to incorporate into your daily routines with your children.  Tips for parents when brushing children’s teeth Create a positive atmosphere around brushing. Play a song or story during this time. An adult should assist the child with oral hygiene. Most children need help brushing until the age of 10. Both the child and their caregiver should brush...
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How to Achieve a Healthy Mouth as a Caregiver

If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a...
If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a caregiver. Here are some tips you can take to assist an aging loved one maintain oral health. Encourage daily oral home care. Setting reminders is important. Brush twice a day and clean between the teeth once a day. Keep removable dentures and partials clean. Clean daily and remove at night. Schedule regular dental professional visits. This is a great preventive...
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Hate Flossing? Try These 3 Alternatives!

  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss  ...
  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss   TePe® Interdental Brush 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. TePe EasyPick™ TePe EasyPick™ is the easy and efficient way to clean between your teeth on the go, leaving your mouth fresh and healthy. It cleans efficiently between the teeth...
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