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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Five Ways to Help you Brush Better and Easier

These are just a few tricks and tips to improve the way you clean your teeth. The more you know and practice, the better you'll get!
  These are a few tricks and tips to improve the way you clean your teeth. The more you know and practice, the better you'll get at it!!!      #1 Close your mouth to get to the back teeth.  Although this may sound counterproductive, when you open wide, you will contract the muscle  in your cheek that sits along your back teeth. If you close down slightly and relax that muscle, you can actually allow the toothbrush to reach those...
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What are the best TePe Products to treat Gum Recession?

TePe has an extensive line of interdental brushes that can be used between the teeth and are size for each individual’s spaces. They are all different and you will need the right size to be most effective at removing the harmful plaque biofilm that causes inflammation. 
    Receding gums can create discomfort in the tooth and also in the gums themselves. Inflammation such as gingivitis is one cause of recession. Within the TePe product line, you can find a bristle for the many nooks and crannies of the teeth to prevent inflammation.    TePe has an extensive line of interdental brushes that can be used between the teeth and are size for each individual’s spaces. They are all different and you will need the right size...
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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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