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Dentist who saw tooth decay every day led her to launch world’s first oral health drink

A dentist has revealed how seeing decay and erosion every day at work led her to launch the world’s first drink that’s good for your teeth.

Angie Lang, 42, from Sydney, said that while good oral health is down to a lot of things, the number one reason that dental decay and erosion occurs is sugary and acidic drinks.

‘Diet is so important for good teeth,’ she told FEMAIL.

‘I used to advise my patients that the juices, soft drinks, added sugar drinks and even lemon water they were consuming was causing damage. But the fact is the only options people do have are tap water and unsweetened tea.’

A dentist has revealed how seeing decay and erosion every day at work led her to launch the world’s first drink that’s good for your teeth (pictured: founder Angie Lang)

Angie Lang, 42, said that while good oral health is down to a lot of things, the number one reason that dental decay and erosion occurs is sugary and acidic drinks (pictured: Swirlit)

Angie Lang, 42, said that while good oral health is down to a lot of things, the number one reason that dental decay and erosion occurs is sugary and acidic drinks (pictured: Swirlit)

And so, the 42-year-old decided to do something about it.

Taking matters into her own hands, Angie said she started researching and trialling different combinations of ingredients for a drink that wouldn’t harm people’s teeth.

‘Vitamin waters were really popular around the time I was researching,’ she said.

But even these aren’t always the best for your enamel.

‘I thought there must be a way I could develop something that could provide my patients with an alternative to sugary and acidic drinks,’ Angie said.

‘I set out to develop a drink that had a simple philosophy – sugar free and pH neutral, so it wouldn’t cause dental decay and erosion.’

Taking matters into her own hands, Angie (pictured) said she started researching and trialling different combinations of ingredients for a drink that wouldn't harm people's teeth

Taking matters into her own hands, Angie (pictured) said she started researching and trialling different combinations of ingredients for a drink that wouldn’t harm people’s teeth

Her search led the naturally scientific woman towards science and research – where Angie found ingredients that supported healthy teeth, gums and soft tissue. 

This year, she launched Swirlit – the world’s first oral health beverage, which protects both your teeth and your smile.

‘While there are other sugar-free or low sugar drinks on the market, often these are even more acidic than their full sugar counterparts,’ Angie said.

‘Swilit has a neutral pH, designed to be above the pH where the enamel and dentine of the tooth dissolve – so the drink won’t cause enamel erosion.’

Her search led the naturally scientific woman towards science and research - where Angie found ingredients that supported healthy teeth, gums and soft tissue (pictured: Swirlit)

Her search led the naturally scientific woman towards science and research - where Angie found ingredients that supported healthy teeth, gums and soft tissue (pictured: Swirlit)

Her search led the naturally scientific woman towards science and research – where Angie found ingredients that supported healthy teeth, gums and soft tissue (pictured: Swirlit)

And the benefits don’t stop there.

Unlike other drinks on the market, Swirlit even has benefits for your oral health.

‘It has a silky texture that feels like it’s hydrating the mouth, it has prebiotics which are great for oral and gut health, and xylitol – which has been shown to prevent dental decay,’ Angie said.

It will also help to make your mouth feel clean and smooth, while freshening your breath.

‘Each has a tea extract and botanical plus a base of vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, antioxidants, and dental approved ingredients,’ Angie said.

‘There are currently four Swirlit varieties: cinnamon and green tea, rose and white tea, blueberry and black tea, peach and rooibos.’

What are the biggest dental myths people actually believe?

Angie (pictured) shared the biggest dental myths people actually believe

Angie (pictured) shared the biggest dental myths people actually believe

* Apple cider vinegar and/or lemon water daily is not bad for your teeth: Angie said in fact this is not true. While it may help with gut health, it is having detrimental effects on the teeth which are irreversible. Angie said it’s also a myth that brushing straight after gets rid of the damage, as it actually makes things worse – you are brushing away enamel that has been softened by acid.

* Charcoal powder whitens your teeth: When it comes to using abrasives like charcoal powder, many believe they will whiten teeth. While it removes some superficial stains, it also causes thinning of the enamel due to abrasion, Angie said. 

* Flossing is overrated: Angie said this simply isn’t true. If you’re not used to something clear in between the teeth, then you’ve missed out on cleaning 40 per cent of the surface. 

* If you miss cleaning your teeth one night, it doesn’t matter: The dentist said this is actually when all the plaque accumulated in the mouth is most persistent. It does the most damage during sleep. 

* You don’t need to go to the dentist: Seeing a dentist regularly has so many benefits. And prevention is always less expensive than treatment of problems. 

While the product is relatively new to the market, Angie said she has seen huge success already with Swirlit (pictured)

While the product is relatively new to the market, Angie said she has seen huge success already with Swirlit (pictured)

While the product is relatively new to the market, Angie said she has seen huge success already with Swirlit. 

The product is selling online and is backed by many registered dentists.

‘We want to put oral health on the agenda,’ Angie said. 

‘With the popularity of gut health, many seem to forget that gut health starts in the mouth. We want oral health to have the recognition that gut health has had in recent years, and to encourage healthy nutrition which takes oral health into consideration.’

She said the mouth is the gate way to your body and your health and you can prevent problems with your oral health, provided you do the right things. 

For more information about Swirlit, you can visit the website here.

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