Choosing the correct interdental cleaning device

Dental professionals recommend that you should clean between and brush your teeth. The plaque is a key part in the...
Dental professionals recommend that you should clean between and brush your teeth. The plaque is a key part in the development of gum disease and cavities. Plaque must be removed to prevent both diseases. Cleaning between your teeth helps prevent gum disease and cavities. Marchesan et al. (2018) reinforced the need for cleaning between the teeth to reduce the development of gum disease and cavities. This study included 6,891 individuals who were 30 years and older. There was less periodontal...
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Clean teeth for the holidays!

Hope you are smiling during the Fourth of July holiday. There are many things that make you smile during this...
Hope you are smiling during the Fourth of July holiday. There are many things that make you smile during this time of year like freedom, family, friends, fireworks and many fun summer activities. While celebrating your freedom, remember to never neglect your oral health. To help keep your celebrations as joyful as possible we’ve put together a few dental tips that will keep your smile as bright as the fireworks. Eat healthy foods Incorporate healthy foods into snack options for...
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TePe Tip: Your toothbrush—a sustainable choice?

When choosing a sustainable option for your toothbrush, what is the first thing you consider? For many people the words...
When choosing a sustainable option for your toothbrush, what is the first thing you consider? For many people the words recycle and biodegradable come to mind. These are important aspects within a sustainable initiative, but we must consider the entire lifecycle of a product. Let’s take a better look at some common terms and what they mean. Sustainable: For materials such as plastic to be called sustainable, they must meet three requirements: be environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.  Renewable Resource:...
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Biobased and Sustainability

TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development. Our GOOD products, including a toothbrush, tongue cleaner...
TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development. Our GOOD products, including a toothbrush, tongue cleaner and mini-flosser are made from bio-based, or sometimes referred to as plant-based, plastic. TePe has been producing high-quality products for over 50 years, and we want to continue this with a focus on sustainability without compromising product safety, quality or hygienic qualities. What is bio-based or plant-based plastic? Most plastic is produced from two non-renewable resources – crude oil and...
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Happy Father’s Day from TePe Oral Health Care

In celebration of Father’s Day, we want to take a moment to think about fathers and thank them for all...
In celebration of Father’s Day, we want to take a moment to think about fathers and thank them for all the efforts they put into raising children. To be the best father, you must first take care of yourself. One aspect of self-care is oral health. You have the opportunity to lead by example by establishing habits like brushing, cleaning between your teeth and seeing your dental professional. Here at TePe we would love to give you some simple tips...
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TePe GOOD TM – A sustainable choice

Have you considered how your oral hygiene tools are produced? TePe GOOD TM is our sustainability initiative to make a...
Have you considered how your oral hygiene tools are produced? TePe GOOD TM is our sustainability initiative to make a difference for the good of the planet and for your good. Currently, TePe produces a toothbrush, a tongue cleaner and a flosser with bio-based plastic enabling a reduction in our carbon footprint. The bio-based plastic is made using sugar cane. The end-rounded bristles on the toothbrush are made from castor oil.  This is TePe’s initiative towards increased sustainability during the...
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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental...
World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. This year on June 5th, we are invited to reimagine our relationship with nature. The theme for 2020, “Time for Nature,” recognizes that the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Together we can act #ForNature! For us at TePe to reach our...
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Cleaning your dental implants

Life expectancy after the age of 65 and after the age of 85 have a trend of continually increasing over...
Life expectancy after the age of 65 and after the age of 85 have a trend of continually increasing over the years.  People are living longer. With age there is also a higher prevalence of periodontitis and tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth with implants has become a viable option, even for the aging population. Implants are shaped differently than natural teeth, that’s why we have put together a special Implant Care Kit with hygiene tools especially suitable for cleaning implants....
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Using the Universal Care Brush in areas difficult to...

TePe Universal Care Brush – a great complementEvery person has a unique mouth, so sometimes you need more than just...
TePe Universal Care Brush – a great complementEvery person has a unique mouth, so sometimes you need more than just a manual toothbrush to effectively brush your teeth. Sometimes there are missing teeth or perhaps implants and bridges. Some people may have their 3rd molars, which are difficult to clean as they are far back in the mouth. These are just some of the possibilities, so as you can see, every person requires hygiene tools designed to meet their specific...
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Teeth are important at every age; Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons. We should take...
Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons. We should take time to recognize the importance older persons bring to our society and pay tribute. The theme for 2020 is ‘Make Your Mark’. It was selected to encourage and celebrate the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Think about your relationships and the people that have influenced you. We would not be where we are without the guidance...
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Happy Mother’s Day from TePe Oral Health Care

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we want to take a moment to think about mothers and thank them for all...
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we want to take a moment to think about mothers and thank them for all the efforts they put into raising children. After birth there may be seemingly endless sleepless nights that then evolve into the many actives, appointments, transportation, and the million other things mothers manage to do. To be the best mother, you must first take care of yourself. One aspect of self-care is oral health. Here at TePe we would love to...
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The importance of the tongue

You don’t often realize how essential your tongue is in your everyday life. Your tongue helps you taste, eat, digest,...
You don’t often realize how essential your tongue is in your everyday life. Your tongue helps you taste, eat, digest, and speak. While you chew the tongue assists with moving the food and swallowing. The small bumps, or papillae, on the tongue allow you to taste. The tongue is an agile and flexible muscle, giving it the ability to produce many words. The tip of the tongue is sensitive, allowing it to assist in cleaning the mouth and alerting us...
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