DenTek develops new Scrub Betweens dental pick

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

The new Scrub Betweens is a soft scrubbing dental pick with thousands of microbristles. The micro toothbrush-like scrubbing tip glides 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," stated 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.

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