Cleaning Teeth After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around...
Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw. There are many different procedures that are considered oral surgery. These may include a biopsy, periodontal surgery, apical surgery (removal of the root tip), implant surgery, or extraction of teeth. Many people have had their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, removed which is considered an oral surgery.  After Surgery  Your body needs to heal...
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Benefits of the TePe Special Care Toothbrush

The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After...
The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After oral surgery  Mucositis (sore inflamed and ulcerated oral tissue)  Sensitive root surface  Extremely dry mouth  During radiation or chemotherapy when oral tissue has an adverse effect  The TePe Special Care toothbrush has 12,000 ultra-soft bristles. The neck of the brush can be angled in hot water for better access. There are two different brush head sizes, the compact size works well to...
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Give thanks for your teeth; they work hard on Thanks...

We hope having healthy teeth and gums are something you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving season! As we take...
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 keep your celebrations as joyful as possible we’ve put together a few dental tips that will keep your smile healthy. Eat healthy foods. Incorporate healthy foods into snack options for your gatherings. Consuming healthy protein-rich snacks will keep you from...
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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...
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 concerned. So, what’s the difference? Well, there is no difference, because periodontal disease is having a big wound in your mouth. The good news is—periodontal disease is preventable! How does the disease start? A sticky film called dental plaque constantly...
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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...
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 access to reach the back teeth. It has an easy-grip handle with a thumb pad. The toothbrush neck can be angled without heating. Using the TePe Supreme Toothbrush Using the Supreme toothbrush is similar to all manual toothbrush instructions. Here...
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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...
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 some tips on how to use the oral hygiene products included in the kit.   Interdental Brushes: TePe recommends you consult your dental professional to find the right sized interdental brush for your implant. Interdental brushes clean between your teeth...
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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...
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 Care Kit with hygiene tools especially suitable for cleaning implants. TePe Implant Care Kit When deciding what is the best hygiene tool to clean your implants, you must evaluate and consider the area you are trying to clean, the amount...
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Cleaning your orthodontic appliances

Fixed orthodontic appliances increase the number of sites where plaque can accumulate. Maintaining a high standard of plaque control is...
Fixed orthodontic appliances increase the number of sites where plaque can accumulate. Maintaining a high standard of plaque control is essential to reduce risk of cavities and gum disease.     TePe Orthodontic Products When deciding what is the best hygiene tool to clean your orthodontic appliance, you must evaluate and consider what you are trying to clean, the amount of hand dexterity you have, the technical difficulty of the task, the ease of use of the device, and your...
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The Benefits of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes....
Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes. Orthodontic care takes an investment with finances, time and energy. Below are some reasons why orthodontic care may be the right choice for you. Improves functional purposes. Orthodontic care can improve your bite. Crooked teeth or if your top and bottom teeth improperly come together will cause many functional concerns. Grinding may happen as a result of teeth not fitting...
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What is a TePe Compact Tuft Brush?

The TePe Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a small, dome-shaped tuft with tightly packed short bristles that give...
The TePe Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a small, dome-shaped tuft with tightly packed short bristles that give a firm feel. This brush works for the following: implants attachments for overdentures fixed braces along the gum line emerging or partially erupted teeth misaligned teeth removing surface stain removing sticky plaque How to use the Compact Tuft Brush Due to its versatility, instructions for using the compact tuft specialty brush will be unique to your situation. Watch the video...
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Good oral health when going back to school!

As we start preparing to go back to school, in whatever capacity that may occur, we need to be mindful...
As we start preparing to go back to school, in whatever capacity that may occur, 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 disease 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...
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How interdental brushes can be helpful for those wit...

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) advocates for scientific research and promotes awareness of...
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) advocates for scientific research and promotes awareness of Arthritis and Autoimmune conditions. It is not just the aging population that are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (ANRF, 2019). Key symptoms include joint pain, reddened joints and swelling that does not dissipate. If joints in the hands and arms are affected, oral health may become difficult to maintain. Flossing is...
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