John Jansheski, the original founder of DenTek, turned his dentist father’s ingenious invention—the Dental Pik—into DenTek, an oral care products business based out of Petaluma, California. Since 1984, DenTek has provided innovative oral care products to consumers who love to smile, but don’t want to show everyone what they had for lunch or how much they grind their teeth.
DenTek moved to Maryville, Tennessee in 2001 to launch dozens of innovative oral care products and we continue to this day to enhance and improve our oral care range in order to support you in maintaining your oral health. We added a professional division in 2007 to help oral health care professionals encourage patients to give their smiles a little love. Together, we can achieve oral health for life.
In 2016, Prestige Brands Inc. acquired DenTek and we look forward to continuing to develop the DenTek range to better meet your oral care needs, from flossers, to interdental brushes and mouth guards to help prevent tooth damage from grinding, through to children specific products.
What makes us smile at DenTek? Our oral care product business is moved by growth opportunities, integrity and humility, teamwork, innovation and a passion for excellence.
We help people have healthy smiles, and we’re not afraid to eat spinach at lunch.
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Where can I buy your products?
Our products are available from major retailers such as: Boots, Sainsbury's, ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Alliance Health, Amazon as well as many others. Look for us next to the toothbrush section.
I purchased a product from a retail store and don't like it. Can I get my money back?
DenTek does not offer a money-back guarantee on all of our products. Please visit the retail store you purchased it from to enquire about their return policy.
Where is your company located?
46 High Street, Yatton, Somerset, BS49 4HJ, UK
Your products are made in places like China, India and Vietnam. I've recently heard about some issues about products there. Are yours safe?
DenTek prides itself on making quality oral care products. ALL of our products are continually tested through independent labs and we have found no harmful substances in any of our products. We use very trustworthy and respectable suppliers overseas. We do not believe in doing business with companies that do not hold themselves to the same ethical standards that we do.
Do you test your products on animals or are there any animal-like substances found in any of your products?
We do not test our products on animals. We also do not use any part of any animal in the making of our products.
I heard that there's a connection between gum disease and heart disease. Is that true?
Yes. While there are several theories as to the exact reason, it has been shown that those with periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. In fact, periodontal disease can worsen heart conditions in general. Studies have also found evidence of a link between periodontal disease and stroke.
I just realised I'm grinding my teeth at night. What can I do?
Three Words: DenTek Dental Guard. This easy-to-fit, highly affordable solution will help you avoid the potentially devastating effects of Bruxism (night-time teeth grinding.)
My doctor said there is plaque in my arteries. Could this be because I haven't gone to the dentist for a cleaning in over a year?
No. The plaque in your arteries and the plaque on your teeth are completely different. But you should still schedule a cleaning.
At what age should children start flossing?
Once any two teeth touch one another, it's time to start flossing.
What's the difference between plaque and tartar?
Tartar is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar gives plaque more surface area to grow on. Also, it's more porous and therefore absorbs more stains. To avoid build-up, brush and floss daily.
Does mint flavoured floss help get rid of bad breath?
Actually, all floss reduces bad breath. Flossing removes bacteria and it's bacteria that's responsible for bad breath.
There are so many types of new toothbrushes. Are there any that can do double duty so I don't have to floss?
Not now and probably not ever. It's simply a matter of surface area - a toothbrush can't reach every surface. In fact, brushing only cleans about 70% of your teeth. Flossing takes care of the other 30%.
Is it better to brush first or floss first?
Whichever you prefer. The important thing is to do both.
Declaration of Material Composition
DenTek Oral Care, Inc. confirms to the best of its knowledge, based on the review by our Original Manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, and our product specifications, that DenTek products are not manufactured from materials that are derived from or contain the substances on the list below. DenTek also confirms that our products are not produced on equipment that has any contact with these substances or products that may contain these substances. Therefore the likelihood of any allergic reaction due to the presence of the substances on this list is negligible and highly improbable.
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