Korean Toothpaste – 5 kinds you should know

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Recently, Korean toothpaste has become very popular thanks to K-drama and K-beauty. 

People are visiting Korea for various reasons, exploring beautiful country and tasty Korean food is definitely one of the most popular reasons, the demand for medical tourism for treatments like one-day teeth alignment procedure, plastic surgery, one-day hair transplant, one-day vision correction, etc is continuously increasing as well, or people get k-beauty products or have skin care treatments in their spare time during a short visit like business trip. Little things that Koreans use every day can be a great gift to your friends and family. Toothpaste is a great example of that so you should try various types to find the one that works for you. 

Colgate may be the most popular brand in North America when it comes to toothpaste; however, Korea offers a lot more brands of toothpaste. We know that a top English-speaking dentist in Korea like Minish Dental Hospital tends to recommend to use various types and flavors of toothpaste as they offer different functions and aftertaste. 

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Dental Clinic 2080 Korean Toothpaste

If US is dominated by Colgate, Korea has Dental Clinic 2080. You can basically buy this toothpaste from supermarkets, 24/7 convenient stores or drug stores easily. Probably because of the nice flavour and reasonable price, this brand grew as a popular and common brand for adults and kids. There are also ginger oil or several different herb flavour options you can choose. They perform just well enough as any other general American toothpaste brands, you won’t really be wrong with Dental Clinic 2080.

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LG Perioe Total 7

Perioe is the total care brand for Korean oral health which provides wide range of products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash and whitening products. They have been around since 1981 and the name Perioe originated from periodontal. LG Perioe will be the best option for you if you want a toothpaste like Colgate or Aquafresh. They have all the basic effects like removing plagues, preventing cavity, helping gum health.

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Himalaya Pinksalt Toothpaste 

This toothpaste became really popular recently among Koreans. This toothpaste is enriched with Himalayan pink salt that keeps the teeth white and healthy as well as maintaining oral hygiene. Himalayan pink salt contains various minerals, which help control of pH balance. This toothpaste has a long lasting minty scent. This toothpaste is a bit more expensive than other regular toothpaste as it contains Himalayan pink salt.

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Median Dental Care IQ 93%

Median Dental Care IQ product tastes a bit different than general min flavour. They perform similar to other products listed above, but something uniqueness regarding to taste is there to let you feel differently. They usually do so many promotions in different stores like buying one getting another one free, so I will never buy it as original price without any discount. So please check out online and offline stores, typically Olive Young if you are in Korea since they have English version of website for English speakers.


Atomy Korean Toothpaste

They emphasize on carefully selecting their ingredients and they are more on the expensive side as they have carefully selected their distribution channel only offering to places like department stores, duty free and few selected retail shops. You can get it from Olive Young at a reasonable price when they offer promotions such as buy one get one free. This Korean toothpaste offers long lasting honey flavour in your mouth and this is one of my personal favourite. 

As you are well aware, toothbrushing is just way of protecting those teeth of yours. Another is making sure you have regular visits to a dentist, such as leading English-speaking dental hospital Minish Dental Hospital. Be sure to schedule with them soon for at least some preventative care and not just when you wake up with a toothache!