TePe GOOD™ Regular Soft Toothbrush Awarded Product of the Year 2019 by The Dental Guide

The TePe GOOD Regular soft toothbrush, the UK’s first sustainably produced plant-based plastic toothbrush, has been awarded Product of the Year 2019 by The Dental Guide, published with The Mail on Sunday on the 17th November 2019.

The award was granted by a judging panel from The Editorial Committee of The Dental Guide, which assessed many products in its drive to find the best oral health products suitable for “everyday” use for all age groups.

The TePe GOOD toothbrush was named Product of the Year, due to its elegant design, featuring a tapered brush head for easy access, and end-rounded filaments, which offer a gentle and efficient way of cleaning.

Alecia Brown, TePe UK Brand Manager, said of receiving the award:

“It’s always rewarding for TePe to be recognised for our innovative products. A number of leading brands feature in The Dental Guide; to win the award in the face of this competition is a fantastic testament to the quality of the TePe GOOD toothbrush, which has been developed with dental professionals to offer consumers a more sustainable choice without compromising on product quality, design or hygiene.”

The TePe GOOD Regular soft toothbrush is the UK’s first plant-based plastic toothbrush, which is part of the innovative TePe GOOD range. The handle and the filaments of the TePe GOOD toothbrush are made from plant-based plastics, while 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.

Commenting on the decision, Adrian Miller, Features Editor at The Dental Guide said:

“What stands out for us is that TePe GOOD is a unique sustainable toothbrush made from plant-based plastic. This illustrates to us that TePe as a company is trying to make a difference for the good of the planet. The fact the TePe Good Regular soft toothbrush is now widely available and priced very competitively makes this product a natural winner for The Dental Guide Product of the Year.

As with all TePe products, the TePe GOOD toothbrush is manufactured at TePe’s factory in Malmö, Sweden, which has the largest solar power plant in the city. The TePe GOOD™ Regular soft toothbrush is
available in Waitrose supermarkets and in good dental practices with an RRP of £2.75. For more information on TePe GOOD and TePe’s sustainability initiatives, visit www.tepe.com/good


Notes to Editors

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About TePe

TePe is a Swedish family-owned company who have been designing, developing and manufacturing oral hygiene products since 1965. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the TePe brand was first introduced into the UK market in 1998.

TePe offers a wide range of functional oral hygiene products. TePe’s Interdental Brushes (IDBs) are endorsed and recommended by 94% dental hygienists across the UK. For 50 years, TePe has assisted in creating better oral health for people all over the world. TePe remains the number one brand of Interdental Brushes in the UK.

TePe has been certified to ISO 14001 environmental standard for over 15 years. In 2018, TePe introduced the TePe GOOD™ toothbrush, the UK’s first plant-based plastic toothbrush. 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 introduction of the TePe GOOD™ toothbrush marks another step in TePe’s long-standing commitment to making the business even more sustainable, without compromising product safety, quality or hygiene. The toothbrush is just the beginning of the TePe GOOD™ story, which will expand to include more products in the future.


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