What is deep cleaning when visiting the dentist?

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 there is an infection. A healthy mouth has gums that are light pink in color and fit firmly around each tooth. There is no bleeding when you brush or clean between your teeth. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Inflamed gums (gingivitis) are often red, swollen, bleed, and are tender. If left untreated, gingivitis may...
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The mouth and body are connected

Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications,...
Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications, nutritional deficiencies, signs of systemic diseases, and more. By having good oral hygiene and visiting your dental professional regularly you are taking care of your entire body! Here are some examples of where research has identified a correlation between oral and general health. Heart Disease Diabetes Pneumonia Arthritis Preterm birth / low birth weight Cancer Neurodegenerative diseases Obesity Osteoporosis Periodontitis...
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November is American Diabetes Month

Let’s look at an example of how the mouth and body are related. There is a direct correlation between periodontitis...
Let’s look at an example of how the mouth and body are related. There is a direct correlation between periodontitis and diabetes. Among the US population 11.3%  (37.3 million people) have diabetes, with approximately 1 in 4 not aware of having the disease. The total US population with prediabetes is 38% (96 million people aged 18 years or older). Did you know November is American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living, and ensure people are...
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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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Proud Partner of National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! TePe Oral Health Care believes in prevention and whole-body health, and we have partnered...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! TePe Oral Health Care believes in prevention and whole-body health, and we have partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2022! The aim of the Pink Ribbon campaign is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. For more information about National Breast Cancer Foundation and for ways that you can get involved, click below.   Recommended TePe Products Limited Edition Pink Color...
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TePe Toothbrushes Designed for Daily Care

TePe offers different sizes of toothbrushes for the different stages of life. Every TePe brush has been designed with the...
TePe offers different sizes of toothbrushes for the different stages of life. Every TePe brush has been designed with the help of Dental Professionals to deliver the highest quality and most effective toothbrushes for both adults and children. The toothbrushes are efficient, durable, and easy to use. All our toothbrushes have a tapered brush head for better accessibility and to reduce the gag reflex.     TePe Supreme™: The TePe Supreme™ toothbrush has an innovative bristle design, along with a...
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The Hygienist - Recognizing the role dental hygienis...

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, as well as spread awareness about the importance of oral health. During this month the goal is to: 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. Encourage 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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Limit Sugary Drinks in your Diet

Limit Sugary Drinks Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugars in a typical diet of those in...
Limit Sugary Drinks Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugars in a typical diet of those in the United States.1 Sugary drinks refer to any beverage with added sugar or other sweeteners, including fruit juice concentrates. Imagine scooping 7 to 10 teaspoons full of sugar into your 12-ounce glass of water. This is how much is in a typical can of soda. Although 100% fruit juices contain nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, it should also be...
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The Dental Implant Process

Getting dental implants as a tooth replacement option can be a long process from start to finish. Your dental professional...
Getting dental implants as a tooth replacement option can be a long process from start to finish. Your dental professional should inform you of the process before starting to limit miscommunication and any false expectations.   A dental implant consists of a screw that is placed in the jawbone and a crown, which looks like a natural tooth, is anchored to the implant. Dental implants are one of the most viable methods of teeth replacement.   Before Placing the Implant:...
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What is Carbon Neutrality?

What is Carbon Neutrality? Committing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), TePe set a carbon neutrality target in our...
What is Carbon Neutrality? Committing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), TePe set a carbon neutrality target in our self-produced products and packaging in 2022. We have lowered our carbon footprint significantly and are able to offer a complete oral care range produced in a sustainable way. Carbon neutrality is accomplished when you have absorbed as much carbon dioxide as you have given off during the life of a product.   By assessing our carbon footprint, we can know...
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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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