Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Do you get painful, gut-wrenching anxiety whenever you step into the white halls, feel the suspiciously silent atmosphere and hear the numb echo of a drill penetrating the tooth of the poor soul who walked into the treatment room just minutes ago? Do you? Then please, continue reading. Among the many possible doctors to visit, the dentist always ranks top 3 of the least enjoyable ones for me. You may feel differently but the point is that everyone, at least everyone I know, tries to limit these types of visits to the absolute bare minimum.


We Can Help Ourselves

The thing is, though, that we’re mostly self-responsible for having to visit the dentist as often as we do for our undying love of sugar-infused drinks. Sugar in masses is extremely harmful to our teeth (and ultimately to our physique as well), but the sweetness it brings is just so delicious. So what to do? What to do? And what does any of this have to do with cans anyway?

Well, we’ve recently come across a start-up drink producer from Toronto, Canada by the name of dosebiome who just launched their new drink called qii.

Delicious Mouthwash Drink in a Can

The part where it gets interesting is when we take a look at what the tea-based drink is made of. For anyone fluent in Mandarin, the name qii itself may have already taken away the key to the drink. For everyone else, let me explain: qii is the Mandarin word for ‘7’ which refers to the pH level of the drink. While the pH scale ranks things from acidic (pH 1) to alkaline (pH 14), 7 is right in the middle, hence pH neutral. But why is that good for our teeth then? Well, to conclude our short excursion into chemistry, it’s not essentially good for us in the sense that our teeth get better just by drinking it. It’s just not bad for our teeth as almost all other sodas, iced teas, juices, and coffees are.


Bummer? Hell, no! We drink way too much acidic sugary drinks that hurt our teeth, so switching to a pH neutral one would eventually benefit our dental health. And the best part is that qii comes in cans and in cans only which makes the empty drinks endlessly recyclable. Thumbs up for your teeth and the environment.

But recycling isn’t the only aspect that went into the decision for the use of cans, as Ted from qii explains: “We’re absolute fans of metal packaging. Through our development of qii, the world’s first drink for oral health, we quickly realized that metal packaging was critical in retaining product efficacy. In particular, we have developed a proprietary active in qii and the benefits of metal cans allowed us to stabilize on product sterility while secondarily blocking out any potential effects from UV exposure. In addition to this, our company is a registered B Corporation and the sustainable footprint of metal cans is something we felt necessary to incorporate into our product development.”

The only downside to this is that as of right now qii doesn’t ship to Europe. But with the positive reception, it’s been getting, global distribution is only a matter of time.

Do have any other great tips on drinks that don’t harm your teeth (preferably in cans)? Tell us in the comments!

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