EasyPick, the smart toothpick

Karan Sima Fam

Oral hygiene with LSR

That delicious salami becomes annoying when a piece gets stuck between your teeth. But even if you don’t feel anything there, you should be cleaning between your teeth to prevent tooth decay. But what should you use? Wood toothpicks are hard, thick and prone to breaking. Dental floss is thin and flexible, but inconvenient to use. The EasyPick from TePe combines the advantages of each method. It is produced on a CXL 160 SilcoSet from KraussMaffei.

TePe, a Swedish family-owned company, makes use of these features for its product known as EasyPick, the innovative 21st century toothpick. TePe has been specialized in the field of oral health since its founding in 1965 and currently ships its products to over 60 countries. The core competencies of design, development and production (including 50 injection molding machines) are located entirely in Malmö. This gives the company control over the entire value chain. Including its seven international subsidiaries, TePe has 370 employees and its annual earnings are approximately 80 million euros.

Silicone is the ideal material for oral hygiene applications. It is flexible, free of plasticizers, biocompatible and rugged. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) makes it possible to map structures that are fine enough to penetrate even the tightest spaces, while also being soft and thus gentler on the gums than the bristles of small brushes.

Karan Sima Fam
Karan Sima Fam