Interdental Cleaning Is Associated with Decreased Or...

The overall aim of this research was to evaluate the impact of interdental cleaning on the prevalence of the two main oral diseases, caries and periodontal disease. 
Marchesan JT et al.  A vast majority of the dental profession stand behind the recommendation that oral hygiene instructions should include both toothbrushing and interdental cleaning. The biofilm is central in the development of both periodontal disease and caries and needs to be removed to prevent these diseases successfully.  This piece of research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a register representing the civilian, noninstitutionalized population in the United States. Adults 30 years and...
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Where do I Start when Learning How to Clean my Ortho...

With all the new hardware in your mouth, you have likely noticed that there are many places for food and plaque to get caught. Cleaning your teeth will now take more than a toothbrush to clean around the orthodontic brackets and wires.
With all the new hardware in your mouth, you have likely noticed that there are many places for food and plaque to get caught. Cleaning your teeth will now take more than a toothbrush to clean around the orthodontic brackets and wires. This makes it even more important to use the home care products that are meant to clean around all those new nooks and crannies.   Here is a List of Products to get you started around your new...
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Interdental Cleaning Methods in Comparison

This study aims to compare the effect, measured as gingival inflammation, bleeding-on-probing, plaque, and pocket depth, between different interdental cleaning regimes. The regimes included are flossing, powered flossing, toothpicks, toothpicks and intensive oral hygiene instructions, water jet irrigation devices, interdental brushes, gum massaging devices, toothbrush only (controls), powered toothbrush (controls), powered toothbrush and waterjet.

A network meta-analysis of interproximal oral hygiene methods in the reduction of clinical indices of inflammation.  Kotsakis GA et al.  This study aims to compare the effect, measured as gingival inflammation, bleeding-on-probing, plaque, and pocket depth, between different interdental cleaning regimes. The regimes included are flossing, powered flossing, toothpicks, toothpicks and intensive oral hygiene instructions, water jet irrigation devices, interdental brushes, gum massaging devices, toothbrush only (controls), powered toothbrush (controls), powered toothbrush and waterjet.  Network meta-analysis is the method chosen...
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TePe in Clinicians Report "The BEST Products 2018"

TePe has once again been mentioned in the renowned Clinicians Report by Dr. Gordon Christensen. This time around TePe´s Interdental Brushes were presented in the issue called ´´Best Products for 2018´´.
TePe has once again been mentioned in the renowned Clinicians Report by Dr. Gordon Christensen. This time around TePe´s Interdental Brushes were presented in the issue called ´´Best Products for 2018´´. As previously stated, TePe USA recently had a collaboration with Dr. Gordon Christensen, who is a prestigious key opinion leader within the odontological field in the U.S. TePe was mentioned in the latest report from January. According to the report, the primary advantages of TePe´s interdental brushes were; the...
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TePe Interdental Brushes have been chosen "The Best ...

We are excited to announce that TePe Interdental Bruushes have been chosen "The Best Products for 2018" by the independent Gordon J. Christensen, Clinicians Report! The report concludes that 87% of 30 CR Evaluators stated they would incorporate TePe Interdental Brushes into their practice.
We are excited to announce that TePe Interdental Bruushes have been chosen "The Best Products for 2018" by the independent Gordon J. Christensen, Clinicians Report! The report concludes that 87% of 30 CR Evaluators stated they would incorporate TePe Interdental Brushes into their practice. 93% rated them  excellent or good and worthy of trial by collegues!   Among the advantages noted were: Variety of sizes Ergonomic handle  Easy to use Soft bristles clean well Full report to follow.   
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Knowledge Impacts the Quality of Cleaning

Finding an upper limit of what might be achievable by patients: oral cleanliness in dental professionals after self-performed manual oral hygiene. Deinzer R et al. What can we expect from our patients when it comes to self-performed oral hygiene?
Finding an upper limit of what might be achievable by patients: oral cleanliness in dental professionals after self-performed manual oral hygiene. Deinzer R et al. What can we expect from our patients when it comes to self-performed oral hygiene? To find out what can be considered an upper level, this study assessed the oral cleanliness of dental staff. 127 participants, university dentists, dental students and dental assistants, were included in the study. Prior to performing an oral hygiene procedure, a...
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Dental Implant Maintenance

As dental clinicians, how does one choose from among the many options available which dental implant maintenance techniques to use and what evidence-based research to believe? Likewise, which is the best protocol for implant therapy? Michelle Strange, RDH, MSDH, explains how she sorts through the enormous amounts of information. 

By B. Michelle Strange, RDH, MSDH  Originally published in Perio-Implant Advisory As dental clinicians, we have a responsibility to get through each day doing what's right for our patients and practicing the best standard of care we can. While that sounds ideal, we all know that sometimes it's a struggle. We learn these best practices in dentistry in a variety of ways—by reading articles, attending meetings, continuing education courses, and having conversations with colleagues—but how do we choose from the many options; WHO...
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The Tongue Test

The tongue may be difficult to work around for a hygienist, but it can be a great asset to help patients improve their brushing skills.
Oh the tongue! The nemesis to all dental hygienists. I have spent most of my clinical career battling the most curious, and in my opinion, strongest muscle in the body. Patients are not even aware that their tongue is trying to push me away or trying to feel where my instrument is. The tongue may be difficult to work around but it can be a great asset to help patients improve their brushing skills.  I know that I am a...
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How to Size your TePe Interdental Brushes

A helpful explanation on how to size your TePe interdental brushes for your patients based on their embrasure spaces.
The great thing about the TePe interdental line is how extensive it is. You really can tailor patient education for cleaning interdental spaces to exactly what the patient needs. However, getting started with the TePe line can be overwhelming. Especially, if you have been using only 1, 2 or 3 sizes for interdental cleaners.  We hate wasting product as we try to size our patients, so here is a helpful tip for sizing TePe's interdental brushes. I take my probe, the...
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