There’s nothing more unpleasant than speaking to someone with bad breath you can’t for the life of you focus on what they are saying no matter how important it is. This had happened to me recently where someone had extremely bad breath and couldn’t stop speaking to me and the further away from them I go the closer they came. I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through the same ordeal that’s why Moe and I always make sure that we take the necessary measures to ensure that we always have fresh breath. Sunstar GUM helps us maintain a healthy mouth therefore fresh breath as they have all the right tools to prevent an unpleasant scenario.
I would like to reintroduce you to Sunstar GUM oral care products in the order that they should be used. These steps are essential in maintaining a healthy mouth and fresh breath.
Sunstar GUM Technique+ Toothbrush
The first step is getting a good toothbrush with your preferred firmness of the bristles. There are three bristle varieties: soft, medium and hard. I like to go for soft or medium bristles it all depends on how vigorously you brush your teeth and how strong your teeth are, I find that hard bristles can damage your enamel and gums so to be safe I stick to medium. Your toothbrush should always be replaced every 3-4 months or as soon as the bristles start to fray.
The Technique+ Toothbrush is designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-slip 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 are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation and bleeding. The extended SuperTip eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.
I love the variety of colours that this toothbrush comes in so my whole family can have the same toothbrush without getting them mixed up, I’m impressed with how well the brush works and that it comes with a protective cover for the bristles ensuring that the bristles are protected not only from germs but from getting damaged.
The Sunstar GUM Technique+ Toothbrush retails for R63.00.
Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste
The next step is to use a toothpaste that cleans well without damaging the enamel, protects the teeth and ensures fresh breath.
The Original White Toothpaste helps remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging enamel. It contains Fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as Vitamins for healthier gums. 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.
You should all know by now that I am a HUGE fan of Sunstar GUM products especially their toothpaste and mouthwash it really is the best that I have ever used and it’s strong enough to make sure your breath is fresh throughout the day but also mild and gentle on your teeth and gums.
The Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste retails for R58.00.
Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner
The tongue is often the main culprit of bad breath so it is important to always brush your tongue. You can brush your tongue with your toothbrush, some toothbrushes have a tiny tongue cleaner at the back of the head but I find it’s best to use a tongue cleaner that’s shaped for your tongue ensuring that it cleans the entire surface of the tongue.
The Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner effectively helps remove plaque and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action – bristles to gently brush and a serrated edge to wipe the surface clean. Professionally recommended to fight bad breath.
This is another one of my favourite products from Sunstar GUM it works wonders! I’ve mentioned before that the only thing I would change or rather suggest is that it comes with a protective cover for the head like the one that comes with the toothbrush. Sunstar GUM please make this happen for hygienic storage.
The tongue cleaner can be used with just water or what I prefer to do is squeeze toothpaste along the bristles of the tongue cleaner like I would with a toothbrush. For steps on how to use the tongue cleaner click on the link below:
The Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner retails for R57.00.
Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse
For guaranteed fresh breath use a good mouth rinse/wash 30 seconds after brushing your teeth.
Alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Rinse contains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of Fluoride, Isomalt and Vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth. It has a gentle antibacterial action and the formula doesn’t contain any peroxide and bleaching agents.
I love that this product gently removes anything that my toothbrush may have missed. It’s so gentle on my gums and teeth yet highly effective.
The Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse retails for R94.00.
For a more in depth review from us on the above mentioned products follow the link below:
Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss
Flossing can be done anytime of the day and should be done atleast once a day. It is recommended to floss before brushing your teeth so that bits of food are loosened in-between the teeth and brushing will then remove the food and the toothpaste will have better contact with the teeth. It’s really up to you, I usually floss before going to bed. You can choose a flossing tool that is more convenient or best suited for you as Sunstar GUM has a wide variety of flossing tools to choose from.
Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss is ideal if you have small gaps between the teeth (like me), sensitive or receding gums. The Expanding Floss is easy to insert, even between the tightest gaps, and expands during use for an exceptional clean on the tooth surface and below the gumline. It is gentle on the gums. Brushing alone removes up to 50% of plaque, flossing is essential for a more complete oral hygiene.
The Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss retails for R60.00.
Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers
If you are not a fan of conventional floss then the Easy-Flossers are for you.
Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers have tiny easy to grip handles with floss on the top, these are great for adults and children. It effectively removes plaque between teeth and below the gumline. It has a special ultra shred resistant floss coated with Fluoride and Vitamin E. It also has a comfortable grip handle and is ready to use. It comes with a carry case that keeps it clean and also easy to store and carry in your bag.
The Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers retails for R56.00.
Sunstar GUM Flosbrush Automatic
I have reviewed all the products mentioned in this post before but not the Flosbrush Automatic. I was intrigued by this gadget when I received it. It looks like an automatic/electric toothbrush but with a head of the Easy-Flossers (wishbone shape).
Sunstar GUM Flosbrush Automatic is great for teaching children to clean in-between and ideal if you have limited dexterity e.g. the use of one hand. This nifty gadget has floss built into an ergonomically-designed handle. Comfortable to hold and easy to use – simply click the lever at the back to dispense a fresh piece of floss. Click the lever after flossing 4-5 teeth or as needed. To keep floss tight, do not flip the lever while flossing. Once used, the floss is stored into a separate chamber isolated from the clean floss within the handle. Rinse the head of the flosser regularly during and after use. Then cover the head with the protective cover provided to store hygienically. It contains enough floss for 250 uses.
This has become my favourite flossing tool it is so easy to use. At first I was sceptical that it wouldn’t work, better yet if it would fit into my mouth and reach in-between my back teeth. To my surprise the head is small enough to reach at the back and it flossed thoroughly without any hassles. This is now on my bedside table so I can use while watching T.V. It’s such a nifty flossing tool to have.
The Sunstar GUM Flosbrush Automatic retails for R116.00.
Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced
This is a great product to keep on you all the time and use in place of a conventional toothpick. It removes food particles and plaque anytime and anywhere.
Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced are the latest disposable dental picks with soft rubber bristles that remove plaque and debris whilst gently massaging and stimulating the gums. It is wood, latex and metal free making it safer to use as it’s gentle for the gums and teeth. It’s ideal for adults and children.
Soft-Picks Advanced are now available in different sizes to fit in-between any narrow or wide gaps, you can read more about this by clicking on the link below:
The Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced retails for R89.00.
To see what other flossing tools are available and for a more in depth review on all the Sunstar GUM flossing tools and steps on how to use The Expanding Floss click on the link below:
Sunstar GUM’s range of oral care tools includes the widest selection of interdentals and floss in South Africa. Recommended by dental professionals around the world and available from selected Checkers, Clicks, Dis-Chem, Pick n Pay, SPAR as well as dentists and pharmacies.