Mouth Makeover: The Best Oral Hygiene Products You’re Not Using

Does your morning routine feature a frayed toothbrush and a glug of mouthwash? When it comes to oral hygiene, you can do better (especially since we’re finding new breakthroughs in the way oral bacteria impacts weight loss, cancer, and overall health).

Cut your teeth on these products—a mix of innovation and throwback—featuring creative flavors as well as an eye on the environment.

 

 

One heads-up: Less-mainstream brands tend to nix fluoride, a compound that helps prevent tooth decay, so ask your dentist how much of it you need, says Jenny Brunacini, a dentist in Portland, Maine.

Dental hygiene has never been this cool.


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Buly 1803 Opiat Dentaire toothpaste

The mint, coriander, and cucumber in Buly 1803 Opiat Dentaire toothpaste make for a subtle flavor, and it uses thermal water from southern France, which locals claim helps soothe a sore throat.

[$ 29; net-a-porter.com]

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Public Goods dental floss

Public Goods dental floss is free of parabens and made of biodegradable silk, and the glass vial is refillable. 

[$ 10; publicgoods.com]

Courtesy of Public Goods

Fig + Yarrow Oral Hygiene Rinse

Fig + Yarrow Oral Hygiene Rinse combats bad breath with peppermint, basil, clove, and thyme. It also has aloe for combating harmful mouth bacteria, and witch hazel and green tea extracts, both of which are anti-inflammatories. 

[$ 26; figandyarrow.com]

Courtesy of Fig + Yarrow

Hello toothbrush

The activated-charcoal bristles in Hello toothbrush help whiten teeth, and the handle is made from environmentally friendly cornstarch and other plant-based materials.

[$ 4; hello-products.com]

Courtesy of Hello Products

Frau Fowler Powder Mint Tooth Powder

Rub your brush in Frau Fowler Powder Mint Tooth Powder, and scrub. The stuff is similar to toothpaste, and it contains essential oils that may improve gum health.

[$ 8; fraufowler.com]

Courtesy of Frau Fowler

Lush Crème de Menthe mouthwash tab

Crush a Lush Crème de Menthe mouthwash tab between teeth, swish with water, and rinse for some express, all-natural peppermint freshness.

[$ 10; lushusa.com]

Courtesy of Lush

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