A New Year Brings a Renewed Spirit

As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been...
As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been easy, so we can only anticipate that this next year brings goodwill. Perhaps you are thinking about ways you can improve your self-care. Maybe you want to start taking walks or start a new hobby. 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...
Read more

Oral Health and Holiday Stress

Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. Stress is...
Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. 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?   Impact on Oral...
Read more

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...
Read more

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...
Read more

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...
Read more

Cleaning Between the Teeth

Did you know that brushing alone only removes up to 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest is...
Did you know that brushing alone only removes up to 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest is found between our teeth. There are different interdental cleaning devices such as floss, dental picks, water irrigators and interdental brushes. Interdental brushes are often easier to use compared to other options, and in most cases the most efficient tool to prevent gum inflammation and cavities. Use your interdental tool once a day, preferably in the evening before toothbrushing. Each tool...
Read more

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...
Read more

Diabetes and Your Mouth; American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living and ensure people are aware of...
November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living and ensure people are aware of risk factors. Among the US population 10.5% (34.2 million people!) have diabetes, with approximately 1 in 4 not aware of having the disease. What is Diabetes? When we eat or drink carbohydrates, they are broken down to glucose and released into our blood. For the glucose to be able to enter our cells and fuel our bodies, a hormone called...
Read more

Cavities Beware!

At the end of October many people celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and going candy-hunting. Although this is...
At the end of October many people celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and going candy-hunting. Although this is fun for the entire family, it is also important to understand the damage sweets can cause to teeth over time. Here are some holiday tips on how to enjoy that Halloween candy while still keeping your teeth healthy.   What causes a cavity? Cavities are a leading chronic condition affecting children in the United States (CDC, 2019). Cavities form when...
Read more

Tips to Help You Brush Better

Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or is it more of an automatic...
Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or is it more of an automatic procedure? It is a well-known recommendation to brush twice a day, but your technique also matters. Here are some simple tips to make your brushing more effective. Review your technique. Generally, most plaque accumulates along the gumline and between the teeth. When brushing the goal is to feel the bristles along the gumline. Aim to angle your toothbrush at about...
Read more

Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month

Every October is National Dental Hygiene Month. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) initiates a national campaign to celebrate and...
Every October is National Dental Hygiene Month. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) initiates a national campaign to celebrate and recognize the role dental hygienists play in improving the health of their patients. Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? Why is National Dental Hygiene Month Important? Promote the value of oral health. Good oral health is essential for overall health, so this month is all about the importance of maintaining your healthy smile.   Encourages you to evaluate your own...
Read more

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...
Read more