September 18, 2012

Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

September 18, 2012

The teeth-whitening strips segment has lost some of its luster, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group, likely due in part to the economy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that products that promise to whiten teeth are losing popularity.

September 18, 2012

The saturated oral care segment is benefiting — and is poised to continue to benefit — from toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits.


September 6, 2012

Tom's of Maine has introduced its new Botanically Bright whitening toothpaste, a sodium lauryl sulfate-free and fluoride-free toothpaste that promises to give your mouth a foamy, clean feeling while helping to naturally whiten your teeth.

August 23, 2012

Oral care brand Rembrandt is expanding its product portfolio with its new Gentle White toothpaste, which is geared toward people prone to canker sores.

August 22, 2012

Water Pik, a maker of personal care products that are sold in such channels as drug stores, mass merchandisers and specialty retailers, has announced the introduction of the new Waterpik Complete Care, which provides consumers with all of their brushing and flossing needs in one product.

August 16, 2012

There’s good news for retailers and manufacturers of at-home teeth whitening solutions, as new research indicates that most consumers seeking a brighter smile will tend to opt for at-home options compared with professional whitening services.

August 2, 2012

Crest and Oral-B have expanded their kid-focused lines and teamed up with actress and mom of three Jennie Garth and her 9-year-old daughter, Lola, to inspire children and parents alike to brush up on their oral hygiene before heading back to school this fall.

August 1, 2012

Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.

July 31, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced in late July its second-quarter results and indicated that North American business remains solid, with market share on the rise in such categories as toothpaste and manual toothbrushes.

July 31, 2012

Kiss My Face, a maker of natural beauty and personal care products, is expanding its portfolio of oral care products with two toothpastes: Triple Action Fluoride and Fluoride Free.

July 31, 2012

Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has announced the return of its Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste.

July 30, 2012

As reported by Drug Store News, toothpastes that aim to better deliver such 
value-added benefits as teeth whitening and relieving tooth sensitivity are resonating with consumers, so the lift in sales of such products comes as little surprise.


June 28, 2012

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate.

April 26, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced a boost in North America net sales for the first quarter and a gain in its share of the toothpaste market, thanks in part to the launch of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes, the company said Thursday.

April 25, 2012

World Centric, which creates compostable products made from plants, not petroleum, has launched a line of compostable toothpastes and travel cases.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Fresh, an oral care products manufacturer known for its FireFly toothbrush, has entered a new licensing agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. manufacturer and marketer of Angry Birds-branded oral care products.

April 4, 2012

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health education program held on Wednesday a special event at the Fienberg Fisher School in Miami Beach to dedicate one of its mobile dental vans to provide free dental screenings, oral health education and treatment referrals to children in need throughout Florida.

March 23, 2012

Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.

March 8, 2012

Innovation is helping to bolster sales of power toothbrushes. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, sales of power toothbrushes rose more than 3% during the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


March 8, 2012

Portable oral care continues to be on the upswing, and it is likely that the segment will continue to experience growth as Americans age and take more medications and oral health conditions also rise.

March 8, 2012

Toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits, such as whitening teeth or battling tooth sensitivity, are helping to brighten sales.


March 7, 2012

Listerine and Reach are helping to improve consumers' oral health habits by supporting the American Heart Association's heart healthy living initiative, "My Heart. My Life," and have tapped Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about brushing, flossing and rinsing each day as an important part of a good oral health lifestyle.

March 2, 2012

Television producer and fashion journalist Rodner Figueroa is sharing his secret to a white smile on the set of the new Colgate Optic White commercial in Miami.