The Most Popular Toothpastes in South Korea

Recently, South Korean toothpaste has become very popular thanks to K-drama and K-beauty. If you plan to travel to South Korea during this covid situation, this blog might help you out: How to Visit South Korea in 2022

People are starting to realize that little things that we use every day make a big difference. Toothpaste is a great example of that so you should try various types to find the one that works for you. 

Colgate may be the most popular brand in North America when it comes to toothpaste; however, Korea offers a lot more brands of toothpaste. I personally like to use various types and flavours of toothpaste because they offer different functions and aftertaste. 


They emphasize on carefully selecting their ingredients and they are more on the expensive side as they have carefully selected their distribution channel only offering to places like department stores, duty free and few selected retail shops. You can get it from Olive Young at a reasonable price when they offer promotions such as buy one get one free. This toothpaste offers long lasting mint flavour in your mouth and this is one of my personal favourite. 

Dental Clinic 2080

If US is dominated by Colgate, Korea has Dental Clinic 2080. This brand has been general market leader in Korea and this is probably due to the wide variety of flavoors and affordability. It has developed specific toothpaste for kids and elders too. The diversity found in the flavour selection is another notable aspect of this company as it consists of flavours like ginger oil, green fresh, blue fresh, and herb. The performance capabilities of this toothpaste are similar to any other American toothpaste brand. You can’t go wrong with Dental Clinic 2080.

LG Perioe Total 7

Perioe is the total care brand for Korean oral health which provides wide range of products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash and whitening products. They have been around since 1981 and the name Perioe originated from periodontal. If you are searching for a toothpaste brand similar to Colgate or Aquafresh, LG Perioe is the perfect option for you. It contains the standard toothpaste requirements like removing plaque and stains, preventing cavities, and keeping the gums healthy.

Bamboo Salt Himalaya Pink Salt Toothpaste from LG

This toothpaste became really popular recently among Koreans. This toothpaste is enriched with Himalayan pink salt that keeps the teeth white and healthy as well as maintaining oral hygiene. Himalayan pink salt contains various minerals, which help control of pH balance. This toothpaste has a long lasting minty scent. This toothpaste is a bit more expensive than other regular toothpaste as it contains Himalayan pink salt.

Median Dental Care IQ 93%

If you would like to try toothpaste with a slight bit of flavour besides the typical mint, MedianDental IQ toothpaste might be the one to try. The toothpaste works the same as the others listed, but it adds a unique twist to the flavour. In this particular toothpaste formula, peppermint is blended with lemon, creating a deeper and enjoyable flavour. This is very affordable toothpaste with lots of promotions, for example, buy one and get one free, so I suggest you get it when they are on sale. You can also buy online and offline drugstore like Olive Young, which has English version of website for English speakers.

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