New year, big smile, fresh breath

While we may not be having too many (preferably not one) new years’ kiss this year, we still need to know what our oral health options are. After all, a beautiful smile is the ultimate confidence booster. We have natural toothpaste options, bright and fruity flavours imported from Switzerland, whitening options, and more. We may even throw in a cinnamon floss for good measure.


Not all toothpastes were created equally, our top 3 options are:

  1. Curaprox:

Swiss oral healthcare brand, Curaprox is making toothpaste fun, colourful and exciting, again with its ‘Be you’ range. Featuring 6 enticing flavours, this whitening toothpaste offers a taste for every day of the week, every mood, and everybody. The range transforms your daily mundane routine from a necessary chore into a fun moment to be enjoyed. Choose from flavours like Daydreamer (Blackberry & Licorice), Pure Happiness (apricot and peach), Rising Star (Grapefruit & Bergamot), Explorer (Apple & Aloe), Candy Lover (Watermelon), and my personal favourite the Challenger for its naughty-but-nice flavour of Gin Tonic and Persimmon flavor.

In addition to the bright colours, mouth-watering names, welcoming flavours, and beautiful smells, the range also offers a gentle whitening formula. Made with natural ingredients and herbal essences. This vegan toothpaste range has an enzymatic whitening effect that’s gentle on your teeth while also protecting them (and gums) against sensitivity, decay, and reducing plaque.

These gourmet flavours are worth the splurge. Curaprox Be You toothpaste is available online from the Curaprox SA website at R220 for a 90ml tube. Plus for every R250 spent on you’ll receive a free Be You toothpaste! Use my code TSBEYOU to get 15% off your next purchase (code valid until 11 January 2021)

  1. White Glo, sensitive toothpaste:

White Glo sensitive forte + whitening toothpaste is formulated with potassium nitrate to help prevent the sharp pain and discomfort associated with tooth sensitivity. It works by soothing the nerve and building increased protection from the pain of sensitive teeth, allowing you to enjoy simple pleasures such as eating an ice-cream cone or drinking a hot or a cold beverage.

Consistent daily use of white glo sensitive forte will effectively reduce tooth sensitivity, protect against cavities and gently whiten tooth enamel. White glo sensitive forte uses a revitalising formula with green tea super antioxidants for fresh breath confidence throughout the day. The bonus white glo flosser toothbrush included with sensitive forte has been specifically designed to be gentle on sensitive teeth and gums. The ultra-comfort flosser bristles reach deep between teeth and gums, providing a messaging action to apply the sensitive forte whitening toothpaste.

R59.00 from Clicks and Take-a-lot includes a toothbrush and flossers.

  1. Natural toothpaste, with fluoride:

We stumbled upon humble toothpaste and we love it for so many reasons. It was developed by dentists and it is loved by nature. This formula is carefully formulated to clinically prevent cavities and protect your pearly whites. We love that this toothpaste is vegan, cruelty-free, SLS-free, uses eco-packaging, it’s recyclable and dentist-approved. I’ve tried the charcoal toothpaste and it is jet black in colour. It has a soft minty taste and leaves your mouth feeling refreshed and your teeth feeling clean.

Only the necessary ingredients have been included in this toothpaste. All dyes, microbeads, preservatives, and other nasties have been removed from this toothpaste. This toothpaste functions as well as any other regular toothpaste, it’s just made from natural ingredients and it’s housed in packaging that places as little stress as possible on the environment. The toothpaste packaging is made from Albea Greenleaf, the cap however is made from plastic.

R139.99 and available in fresh mint, charcoal, or kids strawberry, order now from

4. Sunstar gum paroex:12% intensive action toothpaste

This range offers professional plaque control for optimal gum health. This range is perfect for people who have just undergone periodontal surgery or tooth extraction. Apply this toothpaste with a soft brush and brush after every meal, or atleast twice daily, for three minutes at a time.

R60.46 available from select dentists and pharmacies.


Clinical research has shown that brushing is simply not enough, you also need to floss as part of your oral health routine. The Waterpik® Water Flosser is a more effective way to floss. Water flossing is fast and easy and leaves your mouth feeling great – cleaner teeth, healthier gums. Best of all, it only takes a minute a day before brushing. Its patented pulsating action removes plaque and debris from hard-to-reach areas deep between teeth and below the gum-line where traditional brushing and flossing can’t reach. This makes the Waterpik® water flosser ideal for implants and essential for braces for superior plaque removal R1299 available from Dischem

Cinnamon floss:

Now you can floss like a boss with this exciting new flavoured floss. Keeping your teeth clean has never tasted better before. This floss comes in a range of refreshing flavours, it’s candelila wax-covered and hosts a slightly textured thread. It’s carefully designed to remove plaque while keeping your teeth clean and fresh. This floss is housed in environmentally friendly packaging, it’s vegan, cruelty-free and xylitol enriched.

R139.99 available in cinnamon, fresh mint, charcoal, and lemon from


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