Sunstar GUM Fresh Breath Check

February is National Fresh Breath Month and Sunstar GUM has all the quality tools you need to super-power your oral care routine for fresh breath and a healthy mouth. We received a #FreshBreathCheck kit containing all these tools which are: Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic Toothbrush, Original White Toothpaste, Expanding Floss, Soft-Picks Advanced, Easy Flossers, Tongue Cleaner, Original White Mouth Rinse and Red-Cote Plaque Disclosing Tablets.

We have reviewed all the above mentioned products before besides the Sunstar GUM Red-Cote Plaque Disclosing Tablets which I will be telling you all about and how it has worked for me at the end of the post. Today I’ll share a short description of each product that I have reviewed with the links to my in-depth reviews, the products are listed according to the order in which they should be used to maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath everyday, all year round. Carry on reading to find out how you could win a year of oral hygiene treatments and a Sunstar GUM oral care hamper valued at over R2 500.


1. Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic Toothbrush

Sleek, stylish and comfortable to use, the Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic Toothbrush provides extra power for a healthy mouth and super clean teeth and gums. The ultra-tapered bristles are scientifically proven to remove up to 50% more plaque from between the teeth than a manual brush and reach deeper below the gumline.


Available in black or white at a recommended retail price of R259 including a battery. Replacement heads are available in packs of two for R86.

2. Sunstar GUM 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.


Sunstar GUM Original White Toothpaste retails for R65 for 75ml tube.

3. Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss

Ideal if you have small gaps between the teeth, sensitive or receding gums. Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss is easy to insert, even between the tightest contacts, and expands during use for an exceptional clean.


Sunstar GUM Expanding Floss retails for R54.

4. Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced

The latest disposable dental picks with soft rubber bristles that remove plaque and debris whilst gently massaging and stimulating the gums. Ideal for adults and children.


Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks Advanced is available in three sizes and retails for R99 for a pack of 30 with a handy carry case.

5. Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers

Designed to make between-teeth cleaning simple, fast, and effective, Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers hold the ultra-shred-resistant floss at the ideal tension in an easy-to-grip handle. Perfect for on-the-go flossing with a practical travel case.


Sunstar GUM Easy-Flossers retails for R59 for a pack of 30 with a travel case.

6. Sunstar GUM Dual Action 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.

How to use:

  1. Softly brush your tongue using the bristles to dislodge plaque and debris from the tiny grooves on the surface of the tongue. Use a small amount of toothpaste for extra freshness.
  1. Turn the Tongue Cleaner over and use the serrated edge to gently scrape from the back of the tongue to front.
  1. Start as far back as you can without gagging. The narrow head helps limit the gag reflex.
  1. After each swipe rinse it with water.
  1. For extra fresh breath confidence, complete your oral care routine by rinsing and gargling with alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse or Dentyl Dual Action Mouthwash.


Sunstar GUM Dual Action Tongue Cleaner retails for R60.

7. Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse 

Alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth 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.


Sunstar GUM Original White Mouth Rinse retails for R99 for 300ml.

8. Sunstar GUM Red-Cote Plaque Disclosing Tablets

When it comes to maintaining fresh breath and a healthy mouth, removing dental plaque is essential. But because plaque is virtually invisible, it’s not easy to spot. Sunstar GUM Red-Cote Disclosing Tablets make it easy to find out which areas of your mouth need more brushing or flossing! Simply chew one of the tasty, cherry-flavoured tablets for 30 seconds after your usual oral care routine. Don’t swallow. It will turn plaque red, so you can identify where you need to brush or floss again until your mouth is completely clean.


I didn’t even know products like this existed till I received it in my Fresh Breath Check kit and was very intrigued by it. I was excited to try it out, immediately after taking one of the tablets out of the packaging I got a very pleasant cherry scent, it smells absolutely delicious! It doesn’t taste as delicious as it smells but still has a cherry flavour, not like those lollipops that we got as kids from the doctor which had a delicious cherry scent but a deceiving medicinal taste. The tablet is quite small so only takes a couple of chews to break it up and completely dissolve in the mouth. I tried this tablet right before an event after completing all the steps in my oral care routine.

The tablet turned my lips, teeth, gums and tongue completely red, it claims to highlight the plaque by turning it red but didn’t say anything about turning my entire mouth red, so I was panicking at this point. I rinsed my mouth and brushed my teeth, tongue and gums maybe three or four times and used the mouth rinse but everything was still very stained, however the red from my teeth was slightly removed from all the brushing but not from the rest of my mouth. I had no choice but to attend my event with cherry red lips and mouth as I was starting to run late from trying to remove all the red and if anyone asked I was going to say that I had eaten a lollipop on my way there.

I think this product should be used before bed and the packaging should mention that it can stain the mouth for a couple of hours. I love the concept of a dye that colours the plaque on your teeth but I wasn’t impressed by my mouth being stained. I will however use this product before going to bed after my oral care routine. Try it for yourself and let me know how it works for you.

The Red-Cote Plaque Disclosing tablets are recommended by dental professionals to help children learn to brush effectively, and for adults who want to check up on their oral hygiene. It can be used once a week.

Sunstar GUM Red-Cote Plaque Disclosing Tablets retails for R50 for a pack of 12.


Sunstar GUM is 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.

Take a fresh breath check with Sunstar GUM this February, National Fresh Breath Month. You could win awesome oral care prizes and contribute to the Dental Wellness Trust’s LiveSmart oral education programme.

Simply take the #FreshBreathCheck test here – – and see how your breath scores. You could win a year of oral hygiene treatments and a Sunstar GUM oral care hamper valued at over R2 500! When you enter, Sunstar GUM will donate a toothbrush on your behalf to the Dental Wellness Trust, a charity organisation that reaches around 15 000 children in low-income areas of South Africa with vital oral care skills.

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