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How can sugar be good for your teeth? When it’s used to make a TePe GOOD® toothbrush

How can sugar be good for your teeth? When it’s used to make a TePe GOOD® toothbrush

TePe has unveiled the UK’s first bio-based plastic toothbrush, made from sugar cane and castor oil and manufactured in Sweden using 100% green energy. The toothbrush is the first innovative new product in the TePe GOOD® range, offering more sustainable choices to consumers and the industry, without compromising on product quality, design or hygiene.



The use of renewable raw materials, such as sugar cane and castor oil, enables TePe to recirculate up to 95% of the CO₂ emissions during the product’s life cycle. As with all TePe toothbrushes, the product is manufactured at TePe’s Swedish Malmö factory, which has the largest solar power plant in the city.

The toothbrush is just the beginning of the TePe GOOD® story, which will expand to include more products in the future. TePe GOOD launched at the BDIA in October 2018 - if you were unable to attend then please visit our virtual stand.

Elaine Tilling, Head of Clinical Education at TePe UK, said

“The TePe GOOD® product range marks a milestone in our continued journey towards a more sustainable future. The introduction of our bio-plastic toothbrush offers an environmentally-sensitive oral care solution that does not compromise on quality. This combined with our commitment to manufacture with 100% green energy marks another important step for us as we explore opportunities to become a more sustainable business.”

In addition to the sustainability benefits of this new product, the toothbrush has been developed in collaboration with dental experts. The toothbrush is efficient, durable and user-friendly with an ergonomic handle that enables maximum cleanliness.

The TePe GOOD® toothbrush is available from November 2018.