Last updated on Feb 26th, 2020 at 07:21 am

This February – National Fresh Breath Month – we’re giving away 10 x Sunstar GUM #FreshBreathCheck kits.

Valued at R745, each kit contains everything you need to super-power your oral care routine, including a Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic brush, floss, interdental tools, a tongue cleaner, GUM Original White and GUM Red-Cote Disclosing Tablets.

Sunstar GUM is recommended by dental professionals around the world and available from Dis-Chem, Clicks, selected Checkers, Pick n Pay, SPAR, pharmacies and dentists.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, affects more than half of South Africans

According to experts, this common condition can usually be prevented with effective oral hygiene. February – National Fresh Breath Month – is the ideal time to give your oral care routine a fresh breath check.

”Bad breath goes hand in hand with poor oral hygiene, which causes gum disease and other oral health issues,” says Dirna Grobbelaar, Ivohealth’s Oral Care Advisor and accredited by the Swiss Dental Academy. “The most important element of any oral care routine is the mechanical removal of plaque by brushing and cleaning in-between the teeth.”

What is plaque?

Plaque is a filmy substance that builds up on the teeth and gums. If not removed regularly, plaque irritates the gums, causing gum disease. If it’s left on the teeth long enough, plaque will form tartar, a harder substance that needs to be professionally removed to prevent periodontitis – a gum disease that causes permanent damage and will eventually lead to tooth loss.

Take a #FreshBreathCheck this February in support of the Dental Wellness Trust

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