When do you feel wild and alive?
When I am deep within nature, hiking in the mountains, surfing a wave off the coast, skiing through uncharted mountains and swimming in quiet waters. Tell us about the moment you decided to endorse White Glo? Interestingly, I grew up using White Glo! Years after graduating as a dentist and developing a key focus on cosmetic dentistry, lecturing throughout Australia and abroad, my path crossed with the White Glo family and it was meant to be.
What are your top tips for a healthy, white smile?
Firstly, brushing your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day is a must-do to maintain oral health. Proper oral hygiene is the foundation of maintaining healthy white teeth. White Glo toothpaste is enriched with fluoride and other ingredients to maintain everyday oral health as well as deliver an effective whitening result.
Secondly, eating a healthy diet is important because what you eat affects your teeth, especially when the foods are sugary or highly acidic. Key foods and drinks to avoid include the obvious soft drinks, but also acidic drinks like kombucha, which has a pH level anywhere between 2.5 to 3.5, to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Another surprising food to avoid are fast food buns that are high in sugar content and also transform into a sticky starch that grips relentlessly onto teeth. This is broken down by your saliva into simple sugars, leading to ideal growing conditions for bad bacteria and producing harsh acid which, in turn, leads to teeth decay.
And don’t forget to floss! Regular flossing can decrease cavities, prevent bad breath and keep teeth pearly white. Last but not least, visit your dentist every six months to have a thorough check for signs of any oral disease.
Teeth whitening often involves harsh ingredients. Is there a natural alternative?
White Glo whitening toothpaste can be used every day to maintain overall oral health needs and doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients such as peroxide. The unique whitening formula can whiten teeth effectively as well as safely when used twice a day. White Glo Pure & Natural whitening toothpaste is one of my favourites; it’s free from harsh chemicals (No SLS, SLES, Fluoride, Paraben, Bleaches). The natural cleansers and whitening properties gently help to remove stains, yellowing, discolouration and plaque from teeth enamel. With regular use, you will have healthier teeth and gums and your smile will look whiter and shinier.
What are you doing to minimise the environmental impact of your brand?
We are avid supporters of minimising the environmental impact of our business, from our office spaces through to the production of products. White Glo has been investing greatly to reduce packaging as well as waste during production and transportation. The mission for White Glo is to reduce 70 per cent of plastic by the end of 2022 and replace the current composite plastic tube with a recyclable tube by 2025.
What is one thing you wish more people knew about oral health?
Avoiding teeth and gum problems can be easy with a good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your dentist.
What’s next for White Glo?
White Glo is developing a range of sustainable oral care products that are beneficial to consumers by improving both oral health and confidence, as well as by reducing our burden on the earth.