Let’s be real. Taking those five minutes morning, noon, and night to brush and floss your teeth isn’t exactly the most exciting part of the day. In fact, it’s pretty dang monotonous and there’s great temptation to cut corners. That said, oral hygiene is super important — and not just because it keeps cavities, stinky breath, and infections away. Your oral health is actually tied to your greater well-being and, more specifically, your heart health.
One way to improve your oral hygiene — and actually look forward to those dental sessions — is to use tools, gadgets, and products that are convenient and fun to use. We rounded up five of them below. Cheers to a healthy smile!
Spotlight Oral Care Spotlight Sonic Toothbrush, $149.99
It’s not cheap, but dang if it doesn’t get your mouth sparkling clean. The Spotlight Oral Care sonic toothbrush was actually developed by dentists, and it uses sonic technology to gently but effectively clean, remove stains, and keep teeth pretty and white. It’s even approved for sensitive mouths and comes in three cleaning modes. Oh, and one of the coolest features is that it has a whopping 70-day battery life (yes!) and your purchase comes with a nine-month supply of brush heads.
Burst Water Flosser, $79.99
If you haven’t yet hopped onto the water flosser bandwagon, this is your sign. Burst’s version boasts a chic, cordless design that’s easy to handle, along with a 160 PSI engine (the strongest for cordless water flossers). You can choose from three different settings depending on your sensitivity, and its charge lasts for 80 days.
Marvis Jasmin Mint Toothpaste, $10.50
Good old mint toothpaste gets the job done, but if you’re looking for a shakeup, then hit up Marvis. The old school oral hygiene brand sells seven different toothpaste flavors, including a Jasmin Mint that’s truly delightful.
Hello Activated Charcoal Infused Floss, $5.41
Charcoal is really good at nixing impurities, and it also just looks way cooler than the boring white threads we’ve all used for decades. Hello sells an activated charcoal-infused floss that’s made with soft, sustainable bamboo instead of plastic. It also is coated with a vegan, natural wax, isn’t tested on animals, and has a nice peppermint taste.
Colgate Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen, $25.49
After you’ve brushed and flossed in the evening, you might as well go the extra mile and whiten. Colgate’s Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen is a true innovation, and an excellent replacement for uncomfortable strips or messy goo and foam. The 3% hydrogen peroxide gel is applied directly to your tooth enamel, where it conveniently stays put until you brush in the morning. This technology allows the product to work its magic while you catch zzzs.