Not only is February the month of love but it is also National Fresh Breath Month. I don’t know about you but when someone with bad breath speaks to me I can’t concentrate on what they are saying no matter how important it is, all I want to do is give them some gum or put my hand over my nose (both of these actions would be considered rude so I’m “forced” to stick it out ☹). This has happened to me so many times which is why I always make sure my breath is fresh and I have a healthy mouth so that I don’t make the people around me suffer. It’s important to always have fresh breath not only to prevent getting people K.O’ed if not yourself but also for health reasons.
Bad breath is often a sign that something more is going on. A post nasal drip can cause bad breath (which can easily be treated with antihistamines) and the accumulation of germs and bacteria on the tongue, if food and debris is not properly removed from various parts of the mouth they break down and cause foul-smelling gas, irritate the gums and cause disease. Removing bacteria and debris on the tongue is one of the simplest ways to ensure fresh breath and a healthy mouth. It is very important to incorporate it into your daily oral care routine and cleaning the tongue before going to bed can prevent ‘morning’ breath so you don’t scare your partner away 😉.
Sunstar GUM has all the tools you need for a healthy mouth, fresher breath and brighter smile. Today I will be telling you all about the products that we received in our fresh breath kit according to the order in which each product should be used.
Sunstar GUM Technique+ Toothbrush
The Sunstar GUM Technique+ Toothbrush is see through with a rubber grip in the centre, the grip comes in a variety of colours. The toothbrush comes with a cover for the head to protect the bristles and keep it clean which also makes it perfect to take on your travels.
This toothbrush is designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-stop quad grips are positioned so that the bristles are effortlessly placed at the 45 degree angle recommended for optimal below-the-gumline cleaning. The Dome Trim bristles (the white and blue bristles) are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation and bleeding. The extended SuperTip (the green bristles at the top) eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.
The bristles are ‘medium’ so it is a firm bristle brush which is a lot more safer to use than soft and hard bristle toothbrushes. It is gentle yet effectively cleans without hurting the gums. The bristles are also thin enough to clean in-between the teeth and different lengths to cover every surface. Moe and I are enjoying these toothbrushes as they clean well, we get a nice firm grip so it doesn’t slip out of the hand and the bristles are perfect, they are not too soft where it feels like nothing is being done and not too hard where it hurts the gums.
Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste
Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste comes in a white, blue and chrome green box containing a 75ml tube. The toothpaste is white in colour and has a minty scent, it is creamy in texture and has a minty cinnamon almost licorice taste.
The toothpaste helps remove stains as it contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas, it also prevents their reappearance without damaging the tooth enamel. The toothpaste enhances stain removal thanks to the special micro-bubble foam, which results in naturally white teeth.
The toothpaste contains Fluoride and Isomalt to reinforce tooth enamel as well as Vitamins for healthier gums. Vitamin E revitalises the gums. Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste contains no harsh abrasives and no bleaching agents so it is safe to use.
I’m not a fan of creamy textured toothpastes as I feel like they don’t foam up as much as I would like so I normally use gels toothpastes but this is the best toothpaste I have ever used, it foams up well and not much is needed so the tube lasts longer, it also leaves my mouth smelling clean and fresh. I have used this toothpaste before and remember telling my family how amazing it is. What I love about this toothpaste is that you can feel it cleaning your teeth and mouth, it has a nice minty cinnamon almost licorice taste that is not overpowering and does not burn the mouth and leave behind an ugly after taste and feel, it freshens my breath and it also gives me a white clean smile ☺. Trust me you have to try this toothpaste it really is amazing.
Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner
The tongue is often the main culprit when it comes to bad breath so it is important to always clean your tongue everyday, twice a day. Bacteria gets stuck in the grooves of the tongue which in turn cause bad breath, cleaning the tongue when brushing your teeth should be taught at a young age and carried out through our entire lives. Before receiving the Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner I have always used my toothbrush to gently brush my tongue every time I brush my teeth.
The Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner looks almost like a toothbrush with a slightly curved neck on the serrated side of the fanned out head, the fan head covers the wide surface of the tongue, the one side of the head is serrated while the other side has bristles and the neck is a little less curved on the bristle side. The serrated and curved head is in a ‘U’ shape to clean the entire surface of the tongue. The tongue cleaner comes in a variety of colours.
The tongue cleaner effectively helps remove plaque, bacteria and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action- the bristles gently brush the tongue and the serrated edge wipes the surface clean (it gets rid of the white film on the tongue from the toothpaste). The handle gives a soft firm grip so that the tongue cleaner does not slip while cleaning. The slight curve allows the serrated side of the tongue cleaner to get to those hard-to-reach areas. The Sunstar GUM HaliControl Tongue Cleaner is professionally recommended to fight bad breath.
This is one of my favourite products from the fresh breath kit it works a lot better than just a normal toothbrush by covering the entire surface of the tongue in just one sweep, my tongue feels cleaner and breath a lot more fresher and it doesn’t make me gag because it is bigger than a toothbrush and works quicker cleaning the entire surface of the tongue.
How to use:
- Softly brush your tongue using the bristles edge. Use a small amount of toothpaste for extra freshness.
- Use the serrated edge to gently scrape the tongue from the far back to front.
- Start as far back as you can without gagging.
- After each swipe rinse the Tongue Cleaner under running water.
- For extra fresh breath confidence complete your oral care routine by rinsing and gargling with alcohol-free mouthwash.
Cleaning your tongue should not be painful or cause any injury if it is than you are doing it wrong. If you don’t yet have a tongue cleaner you can use your toothbrush in the same way as mentioned above.
I highly recommend getting the Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner as it efficiently does the job. I would love if the tongue cleaner came with a protective cover for the head for easy germ-free storage especially when travelling.
Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse
Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse comes in a white, blue and chrome green 300ml bottle with a dome shaped lid. It is clear white in colour, has a minty scent like the Original White Toothpaste and the same minty cinnamon almost licorice taste.
The Original White Mouth is alcohol-free, contains StainClear (like the Original White Toothpaste) to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of Fluoride, Isomalt which reinforce and protects tooth enamel and Vitamin E and Allantoin which revitalises the gums. Original White Mouth Rinse delivers advanced mineralization for stronger and shinier teeth, while helping prevent further staining and strengthening gums and teeth. It is gentle on the enamel and gums and restores the original natural whiteness of the teeth. The Mouth Rinse has a gentle antibacterial action and the formula does not contain peroxide and bleaching agents so it’s safe to use.
Use 10-15ml to gargle and rinse for at least 30 seconds after brushing the teeth and cleaning the tongue, everyday, twice a day.
I always share my honest opinions with you on a product and this is honestly the best mouthwash, it gently gets rid of any thing that my toothbrush missed and leaves my mouth feeling fresh and what’s a plus is that it does not burn my mouth which I have experienced with most mouthwashes, it is so gentle and effective.
Sunstar GUM Original White Floss +Fluoride
The Sunstar GUM Original White Floss +Fluoride is made with micronized silica to help remove stains between the teeth and provides effective interdental plaque control.
Flossing can be done any time during the day, after a meal and/or after brushing your teeth. I have reviewed this product before which you can read about here.
I know that the month is almost over but these steps and great products should form part of your daily oral care routine to help prevent bad breath and maintain a healthy mouth and white smile all year round 😁.
Below is the price list of each product I reviewed:
- Sunstar GUM Technique+ Toothbrush R62.00
- Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste R57.00
- Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner R56.00
- Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse R92.00
- Sunstar GUM Original White Floss +Fluoride R56.00