Drink to your health

Posted by watchmen
March 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Swirlit claims it is the world’s first oral health drink.

Before we are accused of advertising the product, Swirlit was actually featured in dailymail.co. It’s “good for your teeth,” the website said.

Swirlit is the brainchild of Dr. Angie Lang, 42, a dentist from Sydney, Australia.

She told dailymai.co that sugary and acidic drinks are major causes of dental decay and erosion.

“I used to tell my patients that the juices, soft drinks, added sugar drinks and even lemon water were… causing the damage. But the fact is the only options people have are tap water and unsweetened tea.”

As an alternative, Dr. Lang thought of different ingredients that are not harmful to oral health but attractive for consumers. “I thought there must be a way I could develop something that could provide my patients with an alternative to sugary and acidic drinks.”

She started with a simple business plan: sugar free and acid-neutral. Thus came Swirlit, which the dailymai.co calls “the world’s first oral health beverage.”

“While there are other sugar-free or low sugar drinks on the market, often these are even more acidic than their full sugar counterparts,” Dr. Lang said. “Swirlit 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.”

It has a tea extract and botanical plus a base of vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, antioxidants and dental approved ingredients, she said.

There are four Swirlit flavors to choose from: cinnamon and green tea; rose and white tea; blueberry and black tea; peach and rooibos.

If you are wondering what rooibos is, it’s a broom-like member of the plant family fabaceae that grows in South Africa. The leaves are used to make herbal tea called rooibos, bush tea, red tea or redbush tea./WDJ

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