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August 8, 2013

The oral care market is expected to grow modestly in the coming years.

The oral care market is expected to grow modestly in the coming years. According to Mintel's May 2013 U.S. oral care report, total U.S. retail sales for the oral care market reached $6.3 billion in 2012. Looking ahead, the market is expected to experience modest growth — about 2% annually — with sales reaching $7.1 billion in 2017.

The good news is that there may be opportunities for retailers and suppliers to promote increased usage of products like mouthwash, dental floss, dental tools and power toothbrushes.

March 20, 2013

Sunstar Gum has introduced a new size of Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners to help consumers prevent periodontal disease.

CHICAGO — Sunstar Gum has introduced a new size of Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners to help consumers prevent periodontal disease.

January 18, 2013

DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

The new Scrub Betweens is a soft scrubbing dental pick with thousands of microbristles. The micro toothbrush-like scrubbing tip glides between teeth, even in hard to reach back teeth, making it easier to remove food particles and reduce plaque build-up, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

December 12, 2012

Organix-South, whose products are sold at health food stores, pharmacies, yoga studios and other outlets, has expanded its oral care line by introducing TheraNeem Naturals dental floss in mint and cinnamon flavors.

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. — Organix-South, whose products are sold at health food stores, pharmacies, yoga studios and other outlets, has expanded its oral care line by introducing TheraNeem Naturals dental floss in mint and cinnamon flavors.

October 17, 2012

Though the American Dental Hygienists' Association recommends daily flossing, Americans don't floss as often as they should, according to a new survey by an oral care products manufacturer.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Though the American Dental Hygienists' Association recommends daily flossing, Americans don't floss as often as they should, according to a new survey by an oral care products manufacturer.

October 3, 2012

Oral care company Plackers is making flossing on the go more convenient than ever with the introduction of the new Micro Mint Travel Case, a plastic flosser case that easily slips into purses, gym bags, carry-ons and more.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Oral care company Plackers is making flossing on the go more convenient than ever with the introduction of the new Micro Mint Travel Case, a plastic flosser case that easily slips into purses, gym bags, carry-ons and more.
 

September 18, 2012

Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million. Upon close of the merger, Physicians Formula will be privately owned and will continue to be operated by the company’s current management team and employees. The deal is expected to close later this year.


August 22, 2012

Water Pik, a maker of personal care products that are sold in such channels as drug stores, mass merchandisers and specialty retailers, has announced the introduction of the new Waterpik Complete Care, which provides consumers with all of their brushing and flossing needs in one product.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Water Pik, a maker of personal care products that are sold in such channels as drug stores, mass merchandisers and specialty retailers, has announced the introduction of the new Waterpik Complete Care, which provides consumers with all of their brushing and flossing needs in one product.

The Waterpik Complete Care bundles the technology of the Waterpik Water Flosser with the Sensonic Professional Plus Toothbrush.

August 1, 2012

Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.
 
Featuring a shred-resistant polytetrafluoroethylene floss technology, GentleSlide is designed to make flossing between tight teeth easy and comfortable, and is gentle on sensitive gums. People with tight teeth and sensitive gums often forgo flossing altogether because of the discomfort. The floss has a cool mint flavoring.
 

March 7, 2012

Listerine and Reach are helping to improve consumers' oral health habits by supporting the American Heart Association's heart healthy living initiative, "My Heart. My Life," and have tapped Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about brushing, flossing and rinsing each day as an important part of a good oral health lifestyle.

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Listerine and Reach are helping to improve consumers' oral health habits by supporting the American Heart Association's heart healthy living initiative, "My Heart. My Life," and have tapped Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about brushing, flossing and rinsing each day as an important part of a good oral health lifestyle.

November 15, 2011

Oral care manufacturer Water Pik, whose products are sold at select retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug stores and specialty retailers, has unveiled its new Waterpik Traveler.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Oral care manufacturer Water Pik, whose products are sold at select retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug stores and specialty retailers, has unveiled its new Waterpik Traveler.

The new Waterpik Traveler is 55% smaller than other models, and with global voltage compatibility, the Waterpik Traveler unit is ideal for travel anywhere and for those who have limited counter space.

October 26, 2011

This fall, Radius, a maker of specialty toothbrushes and complementary products, including toiletries’ travel cases and dental floss, is expanding its product portfolio with the new DOC multi-use suction toothbrush holder, which enables consumers to keep their toothbrush wherever they like, such as a shower wall, on the side of a bathroom mirror or upright next to the sink faucet.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. — This fall, Radius, a maker of specialty toothbrushes and complementary products, including toiletries’ travel cases and dental floss, is expanding its product portfolio with the new DOC multi-use suction toothbrush holder, which enables consumers to keep their toothbrush wherever they like, such as a shower wall, on the side of a bathroom mirror or upright next to the sink faucet.

September 13, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health brand is looking to educate older adults about the importance of gum health during the second annual National Gingivitis Awareness Month this September by partnering with actress, author and health advocate Marilu Henner.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health brand is looking to educate older adults about the importance of gum health during the second annual National Gingivitis Awareness Month this September by partnering with actress, author and health advocate Marilu Henner.

August 25, 2011

To help combat the negative effects of tooth decay among America’s underserved children, oral care company Plackers, which makes disposable dental flossers, has announced its continued partnership with Oral Health America, a national, charitable nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to oral health care.

SAN DIEGO — To help combat the negative effects of tooth decay among America’s underserved children, oral care company Plackers, which makes disposable dental flossers, has announced its continued partnership with Oral Health America, a national, charitable nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to oral health care.

May 23, 2011

Oral care company AloeSense has hired advertising agency Western Creative to design a new website to promote its AloeSense products, including toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm and extra-sensitive toothbrushes.

REDFORD, Mich. —­­ Oral care company AloeSense has hired advertising agency Western Creative to design a new website to promote its AloeSense products, including toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm and extra-sensitive toothbrushes.

January 3, 2011

Sunstar Americas, a maker of Gum and Butler brand products, is offering its Gum Soft-Picks in new 15- and 80-count packages.

CHICAGO — Sunstar Americas, a maker of Gum and Butler brand products, is offering its Gum Soft-Picks in new 15- and 80-count packages.

Gum Soft-Picks have 76 soft, flexible rubber bristles that slide between teeth to remove food and gently massage gums. According to the company, Gum Soft-Picks are safe to use on dental implants, bridges, crowns and orthodontics.

To date, Gum Soft-Picks have been offered only in a package of 40, retailing for $3.49. Now Sunstar is offering a new 15-count package for $1.50 and an 80-count package for $5.99.

December 7, 2010

Plackers, a maker of disposable dental flossers, has expanded its line of oral care products with Brush and Learn by Plackers Kids, a series of musical toothbrushes for children.

SAN DIEGO — Plackers, a maker of disposable dental flossers, has expanded its line of oral care products with Brush and Learn by Plackers Kids, a series of musical toothbrushes for children.

Utilizing original melodies and upbeat, catchy lyrics, each toothbrush plays an entertaining, educational song that is designed to encourage healthy dental care habits by making brushing fun. Parents can choose from four Brush and Learn toothbrushes with songs that help teach children their ABCs, 123s, farm animal sounds and proper teeth-brushing techniques.

September 27, 2010

Plackers oral care brand has partnered with Oral Health America on the Fall for Smiles...

SAN DIEGO Plackers oral care brand has partnered with Oral Health America on the Fall for Smiles program to help promote oral health awareness nationwide.

Fall for Smiles is an annual awareness-building campaign that encourages families to talk about oral health and include regular brushing and flossing in their back-to-school routines. Oral Health America is an independent organization dedicated to eliminating oral disease through access, education and advocacy.

August 19, 2010

Procter & Gamble is targeting the tween market with the launch of its new Crest...

March 15, 2010

Crest Pro-Health has launched Sensitive Shield, a sensitivity toothpaste that blocks the painful triggers from...

March 2, 2010

Sunstar Americas, the makers of GUM- and Butler-brand dental products, is launching several new oral...