About Us

TePe - quality oral hygiene products

TePe is a family-owned Swedish company founded in 1965. We develop, manufacture and sell high quality, functional oral hygiene products in cooperation with dental expertise.

We care for healthy smiles

Our vision is to raise the awareness about preventive dental care and interdental cleaning. We are proud to say that our products contribute to better oral health, thereby improving life quality for people all over the world.

Our well-known TePe Interdental Brush, together with our toothbrushes, special brushes and dental sticks, are used daily by consumers and dental professionals in more than 50 countries worldwide.

TePe has 220 employees and a turnover of 450 MSEK. All design, development and production takes place at TePe's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden. 

Preventive dental care since 1965

The history of TePe began in 1965 when wood-carver Henning Eklund developed a new kind of dental stick in cooperation with professors of the School of Dentistry in Malmö. The dental stick was triangular to fit the natural shape of the interdental space.  In 1973, Henning's son Bertil Eklund developed the business by manufacturing the first toothbrush. Today more than 25% of all toothbrushes purchased in Sweden come from TePe. The interdental brush was introduced in the early nineties and rapidly became TePe’s leading product.

TePe is still owned by the Eklund family. Headquarters and all production remain under the same roof for a reliable and flexible manufacturing process.

Quality and Enviornment

TePe fulfills all requirements specified in international ISO standards. Internal and external audits are conducted regularly to secure a reliable and efficient production system. All employees are educated and engaged in the environment and quality policy.

TePe is certified according to ISO 9001:2008, an international quality standard regarding the company as a whole. The certification is a guarantee for even and high quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvements thanks to our set quality targets. Our close dialogue with the dental community is a valuable element of the quality commitment.


TePe is also certified according to ISO 14001:2004. This means that we carefully select high quality material for our products and packaging, considering product safety and minimizing the effects on the environment in every part of the process. Consequently, we use renewable energy and recycle waste material as far as possible.