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Balene – the toothbrush that cleans the inside and outside at the same time

Balene, the revolutionary toothbrush that’s taking the world by storm, is now available in South Africa. 

South Africa, April 2024 — Leading oral care company Ivohealth is proud to introduce Balene, a revolutionary toothbrush from Spain with a rotating, dual-sided head, that’s designed to clean the inside and the outside of the teeth at the same time. 

Balene is backed by solid 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.

Balene is a breakthrough for patients who struggle to clean their teeth effectively. Dr Stephné Fenwick, dentist and clinical advisor to Ivohealth, is impressed. “Balene is a breakthrough for motor-impaired patients who struggle to brush correctly. In practice, we often see plaque build-up and decay where people have lost motor ability. Balene is the ideal solution; it brushes the inside, outside and chewing surfaces of the teeth at the same time.”


How Balene works

  • Balene has an innovative dual-sided head that embraces the teeth, brushing the inside, outside and chewing surfaces simultaneously, for a better clean in less time.
  • The head rotates 180°, making it easy to move around the mouth and reach every corner. 
  • The soft, rounded bristles are angled at 45° to help gently clean under the gumline, in line with the bass brushing technique recommended by dental professionals.
  • The Tyflex® bristles are antibacterial, for a more hygienic brushing experience. They also last up to twice as long as conventional nylon bristles. 

Watch how effectively Balene works in this video. You’ll see why it’s a more efficient way to brush.


Who is Balene for?

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

  • You have limited time to brush correctly. Dental professionals recommend brushing for a full two minutes twice a day for best results.
  • You struggle with fine motor skills, have limited dexterity or other 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.
  • Children are still learning to brush their teeth correctly. 

South African oral hygienist, Dirna Grobbelaar, oral hygiene advisor to Ivohealth, says it’s ideal for parents, nurses and caregivers. “Balene is fantastic when you brush someone else’s teeth. It removes plaque from every surface quickly and efficiently, giving a deep and thorough clean in less time.” Balene is also safe and effective if you have implants or orthodontic braces. 


How to use your Balene toothbrush

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


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 fresh colours – coral, blue, and aquamarine.
  • Balene Junior, for children aged 6 to 11 years old, comes in vibrant 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. 

Are you ready to join the Balene brushing revolution? 

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, Namibia and Zimbabwe). 

For stockists or any additional details visit or contact distributor Ivohealth – email, call (+27) 0860 456 123 or WhatsApp +27 66 121 0247.

Balene – a more efficient way to brush.

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