We don’t always give dental care products the credit or attention they deserve, but the truth is, that we’re totally dependent on them for a healthy and beautiful smile. This July, we’ve tried three new dental care innovations, and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love them as much as we do!
Say hello to the first of its kind in SA! Olgani Probiom is South Africa’s first toothpaste and tooth powder formulated with probiotics. The all-natural toothpaste and tooth powder contain live probiotics, prebiotics and a carefully selected range of active, edible ingredients for a healthy mouth and body.
The mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract and is home to more than 700 bacteria, viruses and fungi; it is the body’s second most abundant microbiome, after the gut. When in balance, this ecosystem works in harmony. An imbalance can cause oral disease, including cavities and gum disease, and also spread to other parts of the body, contributing to chronic disease.
Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria with well-known health benefits for the immune system and digestion. Research over the past decade has demonstrated their oral health benefits – helping prevent cavities, gum disease, fungal infections and bad breath (aka halitosis). People with healthy teeth and gums have been shown to have a robust, balanced oral microbiota.
Prebiotics are insoluble fibres that feed probiotics. Olgani Probiom contains Olgani’s signature Prebio+ care blend of prebiotics to help maintain and nourish a healthy microbial balance.
Olgani Probiom is available from selected Dis-Chem, Wellness Warehouse, selected pharmacies and health stores. The recommended retail price for Olgani Probiom toothpaste is R139.95 and for the Olgani Probiom tooth powder R179.95.
For more details visit www.olgani.co.za or email [email protected].
Elgydium Plaque & Gums Toothpaste
Need an ally to keep gums healthy? Then this new toothpaste may be for you. Act against one of the main causes of gum irritation – dental plaque. Did you know that plaque can lead to cavities, gum disease and tooth loss? Maintain healthy gums and optimum oral hygiene with the new Elgydium Plaque & Gums Toothpaste – it promises up to 66% less dental plaque in 4 weeks!
Thanks to a complete formulation which helps fight germs in dental plaque and slows down their appearance, this dentist-recommended brand
Available from Clicks and Dis-Chem at R59.95. Shop online here.
SUNSTAR GUM Sonic Sensitive Toothbrush
The new GUM SONIC SENSITIVE toothbrush is the latest addition to the GUM range of top-quality oral care tools. Designed especially for people with sensitive teeth and bleeding gums, GUM SONIC SENSITIVE provides a super-gentle, extra deep clean with its ultra-soft, double-tapered bristles.
Scientifically proven to be superior, the soft tapered bristles remove up to 50% more plaque from between the teeth than a manual toothbrush and reach deeper below the gumline.
Benefits of using a GUM SONIC
- A superior clean – the bristles move side to side, at 12,000 sonic vibrations a minute, dislodging more plaque and massaging the gums.
- A deeper clean – the soft, tapered bristles are clinically proven to reach deeper below the gum line and to remove 50% more plaque from between the teeth than a manual brush.
- Great value – retails for just R320 and includes a replaceable AAA battery and head so it lasts longer and uses less plastic.
- Trust – this award-winning toothbrush is scientifically proven to give a superior clean and is recommended by dental professionals around the world.
- Ultra-gentle, extra deep clean for sensitive teeth and tender, bleeding gums.
The award-winning GUM SONIC DAILY toothbrush and the new GUM SONIC SENSITIVE are the sleekest sonic brushes on the market and come at an affordable recommended retail price of just R320.
Learn more here.