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March 11, 2014

Philips Sonicare has introduced its new Philips Sonicare for Kids, a rechargeable power toothbrush for kids.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Philips Sonicare has introduced its new Philips Sonicare for Kids, a rechargeable power toothbrush for kids.

The new Philips Sonicare for Kids is equipped with the same sonic technology found in other Philips Sonicare toothbrushes that gently drives fluid between teeth and along the gum line, making it especially effective for kids with braces. 

February 5, 2014

Dr. Fresh announced a partnership between its Firefly kids toothbrush brand and Oral Health America to promote regular brushing through accessibility and fun while benefiting OHA's Smiles Across America program.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Dr. Fresh announced a partnership between its Firefly kids toothbrush brand and Oral Health America to promote regular brushing through accessibility and fun while benefiting OHA's Smiles Across America program.  

As part of the partnership, Firefly will donate thousands of its signature Firefly Light-Up Timer toothbrushes to at-risk children, and will make a monetary donation to help broaden access to school-based dental services offered by SAA partners.

January 23, 2014

High-fluoride toothpaste may help prevent white spots from braces, according to a Reuters report citing a new study from Sweden.

NEW YORK — High-fluoride toothpaste may help prevent white spots from braces, according to a Reuters report citing a new study from Sweden.

Researchers found that high-fluoride toothpaste, which has nearly four times the amount of fluoride, helped prevent white spots on the teeth of children between the ages of 11 and 16 years old, Reuters reported.

January 20, 2014

Emmi-Tech, the distributor of the Emmi-dent Ultrasound toothbrush, has unveiled a new gluten-free, fluoride-free and paraben-free toothpaste called Nature.

LAS VEGAS — Emmi-Tech, the distributor of the Emmi-dent Ultrasound toothbrush, has unveiled a new gluten-free, fluoride-free and paraben-free toothpaste called Nature.

According to the company, the new Nature toothpaste creates nano-bubbles that are imploded by the ultrasound waves of the toothbrush to remove bacteria, plaque, tartar, small food scraps and stains.

November 15, 2013

Looking to help keep babies’ teeth and gums healthy, dental care industry professional and mother of three, Kasey Pitillo, has created Happy Teeth, a line of gentle and natural dental products.

NEW YORK — Looking to help keep babies’ teeth and gums healthy, dental care industry professional and mother of three, Kasey Pitillo, has created Happy Teeth, a line of gentle and natural dental products.

September 18, 2013

Philips Sonicare is looking to elevate the power toothbrush category with the introduction of its latest innovation, FlexCare Platinum.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Philips Sonicare is looking to elevate the power toothbrush category with the introduction of its latest innovation, FlexCare Platinum.

With approximately half of American adults suffering from mild, moderate or severe gum disease, Sonicare FlexCare Platinum promises to remove up to seven times more plaque between teeth than a manual toothbrush and improve gum health in two weeks.

September 10, 2013

It also is important to note the success of Colgate's Optic White toothpaste.

NEW YORK — It also is important to note the success of Colgate's Optic White toothpaste. According to IRI, it raked in $141.1 million in year-one dollar sales and took the No. 2 spot in IRI's 2012 New Product Pacesetters: Top 10 Non-Food Brands report released earlier this year.

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.

August 2, 2013

Majestic Drug Co. Inc., makers of the Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in conjunction with the product launch announced the results of a nationwide survey of Americans showing nearly 50% of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity.

NEW YORK — Majestic Drug Co. Inc., makers of the Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in conjunction with the product launch announced this week the results of a nationwide survey of Americans showing nearly 50% of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity.

June 12, 2013

Nuvora Inc. announced the availability of a new soft lozenge to help provide relief for those who suffer from dry mouth.

Santa Clara, Calif. — Nuvora Inc. announced today the availability of a new soft lozenge to help provide relief for those who suffer from dry mouth.

June 7, 2013

In July 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health began a two-year project aimed at addressing the rising oral healthcare crisis among at-risk children in the state. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oral Health Zone, or OHZ, project is a subproject of the state’s overall commitment to HRSA and CDC to develop for Minnesota a public oral health infrastructure.

In July 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health began a two-year project aimed at addressing the rising oral healthcare crisis among at-risk children in the state.

May 30, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today released results from a new national survey of partial denture wearers revealing that while more than half of survey respondents (58%) report that it's important to them to maintain the health of their teeth — more so than their diet (46%) or skin (11%) — more than one third (36%) of respondents did not change any of their behaviors within the first year of wearing their partial denture.

PITTSBURGH — GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today released results from a new national survey of partial denture wearers revealing that while over half of survey respondents (58%) report that it's important to them to maintain the health of their teeth — more so than their diet (46%) or skin (11%) — more than one third (36%) of respondents did not change any of their behaviors within the first year of wearing their partial denture.

May 28, 2013

Soda may be as damaging to the teeth as some illegal drugs, according to a new study.

CHICAGO — Soda may be as damaging to the teeth as some illegal drugs, according to a new study.

The study, published in the March-April 2013 issue of the journal General Dentistry, found that drinking large quantities of carbonated soda that the study labeled "abusive" can be as harmful to dental health as methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

February 15, 2013

Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer, has announced that pop sensation One Direction is joining the Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes branded products family.

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight Co., the maker of Arm & Hammer, has announced that pop sensation One Direction is joining the Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes branded products family.

Two new Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes toothbrushes will be available, each featuring a single from One Direction:

February 6, 2013

Oral-B announced the newest addition to its line of Professional Series power toothbrushes: the Deep Sweep Triaction toothbrush.

CINCINNATI — Oral-B announced today the newest addition to its line of Professional Series power toothbrushes: the Deep Sweep Triaction toothbrush.

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.

November 27, 2012

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.

SEATTLE — A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay. The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on approximately 3,000 children in several countries. These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50% reduction in the incidence of tooth decay, the University of Washington announced Tuesday. 

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.
 

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 23, 2012

Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.

CHICAGO — Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.

The new toothbrushes are designed to encourage children to learn how to perfect their brushing skills. According to a national survey, a majority of dentists said that children don't brush long enough (90%) or properly (76%). However, nearly all dentists (99%) agree that making brushing fun, and the type of toothbrush used, can help motivate children to brush their teeth and establish healthy dental habits.

March 8, 2012



The tooth-whitening segment may not be as red hot as it was in years past, but it’s still on the upswing as consumers continue to look for ways to achieve a whiter, brighter smile.



The tooth-whitening segment may not be as red hot as it was in years past, but it’s still on the upswing as consumers continue to look for ways to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. 
According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based 
market research firm, sales of tooth-whitening products inched up about 0.6% during the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


February 17, 2012

To raise awareness of kids’ oral health during the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Dr. Jennifer Salzer, a dentist, orthodontist and mom, to help parents and children brush up on healthy oral care habits.

CINCINNATI — To raise awareness of kids’ oral health during the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Dr. Jennifer Salzer, a dentist, orthodontist and mom, to help parents and children brush up on healthy oral care habits.
 

October 28, 2011

Oral care brand Listerine has introduced its new Listerine Total Care Zero.

NEW YORK — Oral care brand Listerine has introduced its new Listerine Total Care Zero.

New Listerine Total Care Zero boasts a less intense flavor and zero-alcohol formula. Product benefits, according to the manufacturer, include:

  • Restoring enamel;
  • Helping to prevent cavities;
  • Strengthening teeth;
  • Killing the germs that cause bad breath;
  • Freshening breath; and
  • Cleaning the whole mouth.
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.