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And the winner is … Tracy!
I’ll be in contact soon.
It’s national Fresh Breath Week and IVOhealth’s oral hygiene expert Dirna Grobbelaar shares top tips to give you the confidence you need to show of your pearly whites. Also stick around for details on how you can win a smile makeover worth R5 000 (a prize I would love to win!) and a fresh breath giveaway of our own.
About 80 to 90% of bad breath comes from poor oral hygiene. “Brushing correctly, cleaning the tongue and interdental cleaning are key for fresh breath confidence that comes from a super-clean mouth,” says Grobbelaar. When plaque and food debris break down in the mouth they release foul odours, cause irritation and disease. An effective daily oral care routine should remove this bacteria from the teeth, gums and tongue.
Brushing seems elementary but not everyone does it right. “Brushing correctly means two minutes, twice a day. Use a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste and slightly angle the brush to reach just under the gum line as well as the tooth surface.”
Over a third of South Africans admit they never floss. “The mouth isn’t clean until it’s clean in-between,” says Grobbelaar. ”If floss is not your style choose an alternative. Sunstar GUM has the widest range of interdental tools in South Africa, with everything from tiny brushes and floss handles to high-tech toothpicks with built-in fluoride.”
The tongue can be another hiding place for the baddies that cause bad breath. Gently scrape the tongue on a daily basis then gargle with alcohol-free mouthwash for extra fresh-breath confidence.
Grobbelaar recommends a professional cleaning with your oral hygienist every six months and an annual check-up with the dentist.
For more expert oral care tips and advice visit IVOhealth or speak to your dental professional.
#Love2Smile this February with Sunstar GUM and win a smile makeover! Simply purchase any Sunstar GUM product carrying the Love2Smile sticker (from Dis-Chem, Clicks or participating pharmacies) and follow the instructions on pack. You could win a professional tooth whitening treatment worth up to R5, 000! Terms and conditions apply. For info visit their Facebook page HERE.
We also have a Sunstar GUM Love2Smile hamper to give away! The hamper is jam-packed with innovative Sunstar GUM oral care products and worth over R550!
The prize hamper contains the following:
Sunstar GUM Original White toothpaste
Sunstar GUM Original White mouthrinse
Sunstar GUM Original White floss
Sunstar GUM Technique Pro toothbrush
Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks
Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers
Sunstar GUM Automatic Flosbrush
Mesh cosmetic bag
Cotton wash cloth
Entry is easy: leave a comment below telling me why you love to smile. Giveaway is open to SA residents. I’ll announce the winner on 22 Feb ’16.