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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Are you Making this Common Toothbrushing Mistake?

It is recommended to brush in the morning and the evening before bed. It is also important to consider when...
It is recommended to brush in the morning and the evening before bed. It is also important to consider when we brush in relation to consumption of food and beverages.     Foods and beverages that are high in acids wear away the enamel that protects your teeth, a process known as tooth erosion. This can change the appearance of your teeth, make them more sensitive, and make them more susceptible to cavities.  Here are a couple more tips for protecting...
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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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4 steps to deal with sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth can feel different depending on the cause. Identify the feeling of the sensitivity or pain. Sometimes you get...
Sensitive teeth can feel different depending on the cause. Identify the feeling of the sensitivity or pain. Sometimes you get a sudden, often sharp pain. This can occur when eating or drinking something cold, sweet, or sour. You might also notice it while brushing your teeth or breathing in very cold air. Other times the pain might be a dull pulsating sensation and persist for some time.   Identify the source of the sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth here...
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The holiday stress and oral health

Many people often experience holiday stress. Stress is a coping mechanism to everyday challenges, but when the stress response is...
Many people often experience holiday stress. Stress is a coping mechanism to everyday challenges, but when the stress response is continuous it can have a negative impact on overall health. You may feel your heart rate and breathing increase, as well as increased muscle tension. Stress can have physical and psychological consequences. Did you know it can also have an impact on your oral health? Stress and Oral Health When prolonged stress occurs, your immune system can become compromised. The...
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Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is also a name for teeth grinding, and it is often accompanied with clenching. It often happens as you...
Bruxism is also a name for teeth grinding, and it is often accompanied with clenching. It often happens as you sleep, but it can also be associated with stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, or missing teeth. People who drink alcohol and smokers are approximately twice as likely to grind their teeth (ADA, 2022). The symptoms of teeth grinding include: Dull headaches Jaw soreness Teeth that are painful or loose Fractured teeth Your dentist will evaluate the source. You can get...
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Why do I have bad breath?

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be...
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be considered. In 80-90% of cases, bad breath originates form the oral cavity. Your mouth is an ideal location for bacterial growth, with the most common places being your tongue and your gums between your teeth. What causes bad breath? Cavities Gum disease Bacteria on the tongue Infections in the mouth Medications that cause dry mouth Disorders that cause dry mouth...
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4 Tips for Choosing a Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth is essential for healthy teeth and gums. A good toothbrush is important to your daily oral health...
Brushing your teeth is essential for healthy teeth and gums. A good toothbrush is important to your daily oral health care routine. Dental plaque finds areas to hide in your mouth, for example, around crowded teeth or along the gumline. 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 even bad breath. With so many different toothbrush options available, how do you...
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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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What are the advantages to implants?

Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Perhaps you were born without...
Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Perhaps you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection, or decay.   If you have a missing tooth, there are several options. You could get a bridge, dentures, implant(s), or do nothing. Here are 5 advantages of dental implants (AAID, 2022). Feel, look, fit, and function like healthy, natural teeth. Don’t slip or click when you...
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Diet Impacts Tooth Health

Diet Impacts Tooth Health Your mouth is essential for chewing and swallowing your food. The mouth is the first point...
Diet Impacts Tooth Health Your mouth is essential for chewing and swallowing your food. The mouth is the first point of contact with all the nutrients your body needs. What you put in your mouth impacts both your oral and general health. What is a cavity? Cavities form when the bacteria in the mouth eat the available sugars and produce acid, which breaks down the outer layer, the enamel, of the tooth. Cavities often develop between the teeth and in...
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