GOOD and Dental professionals

GOOD and Dental professionals   Dental professionals recommend products to use at home for good daily mouth care to remove...
GOOD and Dental professionals   Dental professionals recommend products to use at home for good daily mouth care to remove harmful bacteria.  These recommendations are based on the ability of the patient to use the product, how effective it is for the individual’s needs, its safety, durability, and if it is easy to use.  Now, dental professionals need to consider how these products impact the environment and the sustainability of the product.  The consideration must go beyond the concept of...
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TePe GOOD™

    TePe GOOD™ Recycling is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States.  Depending on your state, this...
    TePe GOOD™ Recycling is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States.  Depending on your state, this can look different, but overall, people are aware of it and attempt to sort their trash in the proper waste containers.  If you are an over-achiever, you may take it a step further and compost your food waste, and even search for biodegradable products.  There is, however, one more thing we have to consider and that is the life cycle...
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What is Gingivitis?

What is Gingivitis?   Gingivitis is a common gum disease that happens with plaque build-up on the teeth. Plaque, a...
What is Gingivitis?   Gingivitis is a common gum disease that happens with plaque build-up on the teeth. Plaque, a sticky film that contains bacteria, can build up over time on your teeth and cause your gums to become inflamed and even bleed.   The bacteria found in plaque can lead to other issues such as weakened tooth enamel. What Causes Gingivitis? The most common causes of gingivitis include:   Improper oral care Changes in hormones Some diseases like diabetes...
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How to use the TePe Compact Tuft™ brush

Using the Compact Tuft™ Effective cleaning along the gum line Hold the brush tip at a 45° angle so that...
Using the Compact Tuft™ Effective cleaning along the gum line Hold the brush tip at a 45° angle so that the filament tips touch the gum line. Move the brush tip gently back and forth along the gum line. Look in the mirror to assure that you place the brush properly. Cleaning of children's emerging teeth Hold the brush tip at a 90° angle towards the bite surface of the tooth. Move the brush tip gently with small, circular movements....
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Sensitive Teeth

How to handle sensitive teeth If you have sensitive teeth you may feel a sudden pain or discomfort, which often...
How to handle sensitive teeth If you have sensitive teeth you may feel a sudden pain or discomfort, which often occurs when eating or drinking something cold, sweet or sour. How to handle sensitive teeth If you have sensitive teeth you may feel a sudden pain or discomfort, which often occurs when eating or drinking something cold, sweet or sour. What causes sensitive teeth? Sensitive teeth, or dentine hypersensitivity, can be temporary or permanent. The problems can sometimes be caused...
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How to care for your braces

Wearing braces can make dental care slightly more complicated. To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both...
Wearing braces can make dental care slightly more complicated. To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both your teeth and braces properly. Cleaning with a regular toothbrush is not enough – you often need additional cleaning products. Your dentist/orthodontic assistant can guide you to suitable products for orthodontic care and show you how to use them. If you have removable braces, make sure to brush them too, using a toothbrush and water. How to clean your braces...
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Proper brushing and visiting the dentist

  Bad breath is an issue that afflicts many people and could be more complicated than just changing our dietary...
  Bad breath is an issue that afflicts many people and could be more complicated than just changing our dietary habits. A vital first step to controlling oral malodors is with proper toothbrushing.  Maintaining good oral hygiene with frequent disruption of the bacteria and food particles that build up around the teeth will help to prevent and control unpleasant odors.  Regular trips to the dentist will help to confirm that you are using the proper products to manage your oral...
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Cleaning between the teeth to prevent and control ba...

  Bad breath is a concern for many, and persistent malodors can be upsetting. Bad breath or halitosis is a...
  Bad breath is a concern for many, and persistent malodors can be upsetting. Bad breath or halitosis is a complex issue. It’s a widespread misunderstanding that bad breath usually has to do with stomach problems. Yes, strongly flavored food and strong-smelling drinks can be a temporary cause, but a very common reason is, in fact, poor oral hygiene. If you suffer from gum inflammation known as gingivitis or a more severe version known as periodontitis, your mouth contains an...
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Cleaning the tongue to prevent and control bad breath

  If you are experiencing bad breath that seems to linger and is caused by more than just what you...
  If you are experiencing bad breath that seems to linger and is caused by more than just what you ate for lunch, then a tongue cleaner may be an excellent addition to your oral hygiene habits. The tongue has lots of areas for bacteria to hide and the back of the tongue is a great place for oral malodor to occur.  Small bumps, called papillae, create niches for bacteria and food particles to collect. The mouth naturally has a...
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What is halitosis or bad breath?

  What is halitosis or bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that can affect...
  What is halitosis or bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that can affect many areas in our lives. The causes of halitosis can be complicated and more than just what you had for lunch.  One of the reasons of bad breath can be poor oral hygiene. Not adequately and frequently cleaning away bacteria from around and between your teeth, can cause an unpleasant odor.Depending on the cause of your bad breath the treatment...
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How to manage children’s teeth - Part 3

  Trying to manage our teeth can be difficult and helping children manage their tooth brushing needs is an additional...
  Trying to manage our teeth can be difficult and helping children manage their tooth brushing needs is an additional layer of difficulty to daily oral health routines. Yet, good habits are crucial to keeping children from having painful cavities. These good habits for kids start with seeing good habits from their caregivers. It is important to make sure your oral health is optimal and show kids that this is something that people do every day.  Kids see our good...
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How to manage children’s teeth - Part 2

  Looking at a sink or mirror after a child has been in the bathroom makes you wonder why they...
  Looking at a sink or mirror after a child has been in the bathroom makes you wonder why they don’t just brush outside.  Kids are often messy and ineffective when they are in charge of their tooth brushing.  Depending on who you ask, kids should have their teeth cleaned by a caregiver or closely monitored while brushing their teeth until about nine years old.  In fact, a 2015 study showed children whose parents helped with tooth brushing had less...
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