How to effectively care for an implant

Dental implants must regularly be cleaned to disrupt plaque. If you do not properly clean your implants you are at...
Dental implants must regularly be cleaned to disrupt plaque. If you do not properly clean your implants you are at risk of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the implant. Last week we discussed the TePe Implant Care Kit; here are some tips on how to use the oral hygiene products included in the kit.   Interdental Brushes: TePe recommends you consult your dental professional to find the right sized interdental brush for your implant. Interdental brushes clean between your teeth...
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Cleaning your dental implants

Replacing missing teeth with implants has become a viable option for all people, even for the aging population. Implants are...
Replacing missing teeth with implants has become a viable option for all people, even for the aging population. Implants are shaped differently than natural teeth and are more susceptible to inflammation. That’s why we have put together a special Implant Care Kit with hygiene tools especially suitable for cleaning implants. TePe Implant Care Kit When deciding what is the best hygiene tool to clean your implants, you must evaluate and consider the area you are trying to clean, the amount...
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Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the...
Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the natural tooth root. If you are missing one tooth, you may need a single implant, whereas if you’re missing several teeth you may need an implant supported bridge or an implant retained over-denture. 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....
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Your smile contributes to healthy aging

Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance during September designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing...
Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance during September designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. It is important to take personal responsibility for your health, to improve physical, mental, social and financial well-being. As we transition from summer to fall, perhaps this is a good time for adults to think about new aspirations. Do you want to be better at cooking? Do you want to try a new physical goal, for example biking? Maybe...
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Cleaning your orthodontic appliances

Fixed orthodontic appliances increase the number of sites where plaque can accumulate. Maintaining a high standard of plaque control is...
Fixed orthodontic appliances increase the number of sites where plaque can accumulate. Maintaining a high standard of plaque control is essential to reduce risk of cavities and gum disease.     TePe Orthodontic Products When deciding what is the best hygiene tool to clean your orthodontic appliance, you must evaluate and consider what you are trying to clean, the amount of hand dexterity you have, the technical difficulty of the task, the ease of use of the device, and your...
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Why is oral health essential during orthodontic trea...

When you have orthodontic appliances in your mouth, you have likely noticed there are many places for food and plaque...
When you have orthodontic appliances in your mouth, you have likely noticed there are many places for food and plaque to get caught. Cleaning your teeth is essential to prevent gum disease and cavities. It will take more than a toothbrush to clean around the orthodontic wires and brackets. Plaque needs to be removed from the 5 surfaces of the tooth: the cheek side, tongue side, chewing surfaces, and between the teeth on both sides. Now it must also be...
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The Benefits of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes....
Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes. Orthodontic care takes an investment with finances, time and energy. Below are some reasons why orthodontic care may be the right choice for you. Improves functional purposes. Orthodontic care can improve your bite. Crooked teeth or if your top and bottom teeth improperly come together will cause many functional concerns. Grinding may happen as a result of teeth not fitting...
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What is a TePe Compact Tuft Brush?

The TePe Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a small, dome-shaped tuft with tightly packed short bristles that give...
The TePe Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a small, dome-shaped tuft with tightly packed short bristles that give a firm feel. This brush works for the following: implants attachments for overdentures fixed braces along the gum line emerging or partially erupted teeth misaligned teeth removing surface stain removing sticky plaque How to use the Compact Tuft Brush Due to its versatility, instructions for using the compact tuft specialty brush will be unique to your situation. Watch the video...
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Good oral health when going back to school!

As we start preparing to go back to school, in whatever capacity that may occur, we need to be mindful...
As we start preparing to go back to school, in whatever capacity that may occur, we need to be mindful of our daily routines. Having routines will help establish healthy habits, including good oral health. Did you know that cavities are one of the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States, possibly leading to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning? Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children...
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How interdental brushes can be helpful for those wit...

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) advocates for scientific research and promotes awareness of...
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) advocates for scientific research and promotes awareness of Arthritis and Autoimmune conditions. It is not just the aging population that are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (ANRF, 2019). Key symptoms include joint pain, reddened joints and swelling that does not dissipate. If joints in the hands and arms are affected, oral health may become difficult to maintain. Flossing is...
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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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