Brush Away Plaque and the Potential for Gum Disease with DenTek's New Scrub Betweens

Jan 17, 2013, 13:21 ET from DenTek

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We know brushing our teeth is important, but it's not the only step needed for proper oral care. Toothbrushes aren't enough when it comes to removing plaque and food particles that get between your teeth. That's why DenTek created the new Scrub Betweens Dental Pick.

The new Scrub Betweens are the only soft scrubbing dental pick with thousands of microbristles for superior cleaning. The micro toothbrush-like scrubbing tip glides gently between teeth, even in hard to reach back teeth, making it easier to remove food particles and reduce plaque build-up, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

"You can carry our new Scrub Betweens wherever you go because they are compact, easy to use and disposable," said Charlotte Havely, DenTek's VP of Marketing. "Most people who floss, floss not only at home, but on-the-go after a meal or snack. So there's no need to reach for an old-fashioned toothpick on your way out of a restaurant. Scrub Betweens are an easier, more convenient way to make a commitment to better overall health in 2013."

Studies show that flossing every day reduces the amount of bacteria that causes gum disease. Oral bacteria can cause inflammation of your gums and lead to Gingivitis. According to the National Institute of Health, when left untreated, Gingivitis can advance to Periodontitis which causes the gums to pull away from the teeth and form spaces that can become infected.  If nothing is done, it can break down the teeth, gum and bone and destroy them. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

In addition to general flossing, the new Scrub Betweens can be used with braces, bridges and any hard to reach spot. The soft tip used for flossing makes Scrub Betweens comfortable for even the most sensitive teeth and the carrying case makes them easy for flossing on the go.

About DenTek

DenTek is a national leader in oral care products found in retail stores nationwide, such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger and others. DenTek focuses on providing innovative consumer oral care products with a product base that includes floss picks, interdental brush cleaners, dental guards for nighttime bruxism, disposable dental picks, braces care, breath remedies and dental repair. Visit or call (800) 433-6835 for more information.

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