Helping Children Achieve Healthy Mouths

Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. Here...
Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. Here are some suggestions to incorporate into your daily routines with your children.  Tips for parents when brushing children’s teeth Create a positive atmosphere around brushing. Play a song or story during this time. An adult should assist the child with oral hygiene. Most children need help brushing until the age of 10. Both the child and their caregiver should brush...
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Sustainability at TePe

Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting...
Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting the needs of people and society, without compromising the ability of future generations to also meet their needs. It is about living within the limits of the planet and protecting the environment. At TePe we take a holistic approach to sustainability, integrating it into every aspect of the business. World Environment Day World Environment Day is organized by the United...
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Healthy Drinks

Energy drinks, shakes, smoothies, and fruit juices – sounds healthy, right? Such beverages are often considered part of a healthy...
Energy drinks, shakes, smoothies, and fruit juices – sounds healthy, right? Such beverages are often considered part of a healthy lifestyle, and some of them do contain a lot of nutritious ingredients. But they also tend to have a low pH, meaning that they are acidic, and may cause erosion of the teeth – simply put, it wears them down.    Since these beverages often come in big containers, consuming these types of drinks may include a longer period of...
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How to Achieve a Healthy Mouth as a Caregiver

If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a...
If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a caregiver. Here are some tips you can take to assist an aging loved one maintain oral health. Encourage daily oral home care. Setting reminders is important. Brush twice a day and clean between the teeth once a day. Keep removable dentures and partials clean. Clean daily and remove at night. Schedule regular dental professional visits. This is a great preventive...
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Plaque is Playing Hard to Get!

Dental Plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be...
Dental Plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be left behind, especially between the teeth and along the gum line.When plaque accumulates in these areas, it causes inflamed gums (gingivitis), with redness and swelling. Inflamed gums may bleed when you clean your teeth.Left untreated, this can lead to gum disease. Even effective brushing only removes about 60% of the plaque in your mouth, the rest is found BETWEEN your...
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Start New Habits to Achieve a Healthy Mouth

Forming habits has long been studied. As humans we desire to become better, yet it is often difficult. When it...
Forming habits has long been studied. As humans we desire to become better, yet it is often difficult. When it comes to oral health, we often want to make a behavior change, like brushing longer or cleaning between our teeth more often, but we can’t seem to align our desire with our behavior. Do you think about brushing your teeth every morning, or do you repeat this action on autopilot? Many times, you do this action without even thinking. You...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When we hear the word cancer it might seem like a distance term, or you may have a very personal...
When we hear the word cancer it might seem like a distance term, or you may have a very personal experience. “1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime” (cancer.org). Cancer impacts many people.    April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which raises awareness about oral cancer and the importance of completing self-exams. Oral Cancer starts in the oral cavity (mouth) and the oropharynx (neck and throat). The oral cavity consists of your lips, the inside...
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Tips to Help You Brush Better

Tips to Help You Brush Better Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or...
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 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. 1. Review your techniqueGenerally, most plaque accumulates along the gumline and between the teeth. When brushing the goal is to feel the bristles along the gumline. Aim...
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Dental Professionals

During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week...
During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week is dental assistant appreciation week and March 6th is dentist day. This is also a time to remind everyone about the importance of regular dental checkups. Everyone on the dental team has a unique role in supporting excellent oral health. The different roles of dental professionals The dental assistant has many varied responsibilities from assisting the dentist during a variety...
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Children’s Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It...
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It is intended to bring together dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through.   The Importance of Baby Teeth Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, allow...
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Hate Flossing? Try These 3 Alternatives!

  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss  ...
  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss   TePe® Interdental Brush Interdental brushes are highly effective in removing dental plaque between teeth, plus interdental brushes are also often easier to use compared to other options, such as floss. TePe EasyPick™ TePe EasyPick™ is the easy and efficient way to clean between your teeth on the go, leaving your mouth fresh and healthy. It cleans efficiently between the teeth...
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