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prevention International magazine for oral health No. 1, 2018

| manufacturer news efficient method to keep gingivae and teeth healthy TePe interdental brushes—25 years of high-quality oral hygiene The first TePe interdental brushes were launched in 1993 with the same aim they have today: preventative oral hygiene for everyone. Today, 25 years later, the company celebrates world- wide success, with its interdental brushes be- ing its leading product. Odontological research has shown that using an interdental brush reg- ularly is an efficient method to keep gingivae and teeth healthy. Good oral health contributes to good overall health. “General health awareness has in- creased over the past several years, and today, we see a broader under- standing of how oral health is linked to general health. In that context, TePe’s high- quality interdental brushes fit perfectly as part of people’s healthy oral care habits,” said Dr Anna Nilvéus Olofsson, Manager of Odontology and Scientific Affairs at TePe. TePe’s industry-leading interdental brushes are recognised worldwide for their high-quality and efficiency. The original TePe interdental brush range includes nine colour-coded sizes to fit narrow and wider interdental spaces. Through the years, the interdental brush range has been complemented with two additional variants, one with softer filaments for sensitive gingivae and one with an angled brush head and a longer handle for easier access between posterior teeth. The four smallest sizes of the original TePe in- terdental brush have a flexible neck for even better access. Over five decades, TePe has evolved from a small-scale Swedish company into a high-tech enterprise with distribu- tion in 60 countries. Based on the vision of healthy teeth for everyone throughout life, TePe continues to develop innovative products and raise awareness of the importance of preventative oral care. The company’s close part- nership with the dental profession has been fruitful ever since its founding in 1965, resulting in a wide range of high-quality oral hygiene products. All production takes place at its headquarters in Malmö in Sweden. mission to improve the population’s gingival health Dedication to innovation and partnerships with dental professionals Oral-B has a long and rich history of being a true partner to dental professionals. We are proud of our 69 years of consecutive inno- vation and continued mission to improve the population’s gingival health since our establishment by a periodontist in 1949. Periodontal disease is among humanity’s most common diseases. It affects up to 50 per cent of the global population, despite being largely preventable through good oral hygiene and preventative policies addressing common risk factors.1, 2 Oral-B is the global leader in the toothbrushing market. Part of Procter & Gamble, the brand includes toothbrushes and tooth- pastes for both children and adults, oral irrigators and interdental products such as dental floss. Oral-B’s rechargeable oscillat- ing-rotating electric toothbrush, with its iconic round brush heads, has been validated consistently externally and internally by clini- cal research. Through decades of innovation and clinical research by Procter & Gamble, its stabilised stannous fluoride toothpastes have been shown to reduce gingival problems and provide pro- tection from erosive tooth wear by creating a protective shield on teeth against acids. Procter & Gamble is a founding supporting partner of the Global Periodontal Health Project led by the FDI World Dental Federation. Over the course of three years (2017–2019), the project aims to reduce the burden of periodontal disease by raising awareness of its impact and of effective strategies and preventative measures to control the disease. A list of references can be obtained from the publisher. 70 prevention 1 2018

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