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Introducing Balene® – the revolutionary double-sided toothbrush

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Balene®, the revolutionary double-sided toothbrush from Spain, clinically proven to clean the inside and outside of the teeth at the same time, is now available in South Africa at Dis-Chem, selected pharmacies and dental practices. 

Balene is designed to efficiently clean the inside and the outside of the teeth simultaneously. It is backed by clinical research, including the most recent study published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, which demonstrates Balene’s remarkable efficacy in removing plaque and promoting good oral hygiene.


  • Innovative dual-sided design – cleans inside, outside, and chewing surfaces simultaneously.
  • The head rotates 180° independently, making it easy to reach every area. 
  • Built-in tongue cleaner.
  • Comfortable to hold, ergonomic design.
  • New-generation Tyflex® bristles – soft, durable, effective and antibacterial.

Who is Balene for?

Balene® is suitable for all adults and children, aged six years and above. It is particularly beneficial when:

  • You have limited time to brush correctly. Dental professionals recommend you brush for a full two minutes a day, twice a day.
  • You struggle with fine motor skills, have limited dexterity or challenges that make it difficult for you to reach all the areas of your mouth.
  • You are assisting someone to take care of their teeth. It’s ideal for parents, nurses and caregivers because it makes it quicker and easier to brush. 
  • Children are still learning to brush their teeth correctly. 

Balene® can also be used with implants and orthodontic braces. 

How Balene works

  • Balene® has an innovative dual-sided head that embraces the teeth, brushing the inside and outside of teeth simultaneously, meaning a better clean in less time.
  • The head rotates 180° independently of the handle, so it’s easy to move the brush to all corners of the mouth. 
  • The soft, round tipped bristles are angled at 45° to gently clean under the gumline, in line with the bass brushing technique recommended by dental professionals.
  • The antibacterial Tyflex® bristles help ensure a hygienic brushing experience. They also last twice as long as conventional nylon bristles. 

Watch how Balene® works in this video. It’s a more efficient way to brush.

Six benefits of brushing with Balene

  • A quick, effective, clinically proven brushing solution.
  • Cleans the inside, outside and chewing surfaces at the same time.
  • Reaches under the gum line, where plaque loves to hide, thanks to 45° angled bristles.
  • Makes it easy to brush the teeth effectively, almost no brushing technique required.
  • Hygienic, easy-to-rinse bristles.
  • Durable – lasts twice as long as a conventional nylon bristle toothbrush.

How to use your Balene toothbrush

  • Wet the bristles.
  • Apply toothpaste to both sides of the head.
  • Gently bite, closing your teeth on the brush.
  • Slide the brush horizontally along your teeth.
  • Rinse the bristles and leave to air dry.

Where to find Balene

There are two Balene® manual toothbrushes available in South Africa, each in a range of happy colours:

  • The original Balene manual brush, for adults and children aged 12 and older. Comes in three colours – coral, blue, and aquamarine.
  • Balene Junior, for children aged 6 to 11 years. It comes in four vibrant colours – blue, purple, fuchsia, and green.

Balene® is more than a toothbrush; it’s a leap forward in oral care, making comprehensive cleaning effortless and accessible to all. 

Join the Balene® brushing revolution today. 

Balene’s recommended retail price is R350. You’ll find it at Dis-Chem stores, online at as well as selected pharmacies and dental practices (in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe). 

Balene® – a more efficient way to brush.

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  • Robynn Paul November 22, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Lovely concept. Amazing how there’s always something new on the market.

  • Allaine Marais November 22, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    As a dental nurse i have to say seeing things like this make me poop rainboes with excitement. Teeth brushing is so underrated. Making the process fun while throughly cleaning is amazing ❤️


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