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    24 Fantastic Products For People Obsessed With Dental Hygiene

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    Want your teeth to be so clean and white they nearly blind anyone you dare to smile at?

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    Obviously. Who wouldn't? To get a head start on making your pearly whites dazzling and cleaner than ever, check out these must-have products:

    1. Active Wow Activated Charcoal Powder, so you can whiten your teeth while also channelling Javier Bardem in Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Heather Braga, Amazon

    Guys. GUYS. Are you listening? Because this charcoal powder is going to change the way you take care of your teeth FOREVER. I used this in the months before my wedding and not only did it make my smile brighter, it tricked me into putting more effort into my oral hygiene routine. The powder is obviously dark (it's charcoal) so after you brush with it you then need to use floss to remove any remnants of it and then brush your teeth with regular toothpaste. I can honestly say it's the cleanest my teeth have ever been — and the 13,000+ people who have given this product a five-star review on Amazon agree. (Read our full review of it here.)

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in three flavors).

    2. Or charcoal toothpaste, in case you're not into that whole powder thing but still want a sparkling smile.,

    I used this toothpaste in conjunction with the powder (mainly on days I was too lazy to break out that charcoal-y mess) and also found it was a great way to whiten my smile and clean my teeth. The before-and-after review photos speak for themselves! Read our full review of it here.

    Promising review: "Didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised — this actually tastes good, and I can see a real improvement in the brightness of my teeth. I love coffee, and have tried other teeth whiteners to offset the staining of my teeth, but never was consistent enough due to the hassle factor/time involved. With this option, all I had to do was switch toothpastes — no additional time or hassle involved. Big win! Will definitely continue to use and purchase for my teen daughter as well." —D. Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A highly rated water flosser that features 10 pressure settings and will leave your mouth feeling like you just stepped out of the dentist's office., Amazon

    Oral hygiene isn't just about your teeth — you gotta take care of your gums, too! The best way to do that is with this lovely WaterPik Water Flosser. Over 12,540 Amazon customers have taken the time to review it, with nearly 9K giving it a five-star rating. That's pretty incredible for something that shoots water around your teeth.

    Promising review: "I am the son of a dentist, the brother of a dentist, and the son of a professor of dentistry at one of the prominent dental schools in Ohio. Needless to say oral hygiene has been beaten into me since I was a child. In the '70s and '80s people used water picks, and for some reason they seem to have gone out of vogue. A good one completely replaces the need for dental floss, which most people hate to use. Having grown up with a WaterPik in my house and always owning one I can tell you that this is the best one I've ever had." —Dan Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A rechargeable electric toothbrush, ideal for anyone who wants to make an easy but effective change to their daily dental routine.


    Promising review: "This electric toothbrush has changed my life, and I don't know why I've never hopped aboard the electric toothbrush train before but I'm glad I have now. I used to be so lazy about brushing for a full two minutes, and the last time I went to the dentist they told me that I had cavities forming and if I didn't improve my habits I would need fillings. I decided $30 was a worthy investment to prevent that from happening, and I haven't looked back since. This was super easy to set up, especially for someone like me who is a 'when all else fails read the directions' kind of gal. I was worried the vibrations would be too abrasive, but they are nice and gentle while still being effective. Also I have a smaller mouth so the little round brush head is perfect for getting in little spots I would miss with a traditional toothbrush. It's not too heavy and very comfortable to hold. An added bonus is the black color makes it look very sleek and dressed up — overall less clinical looking than a lot of the electric toothbrushes I had seen. Invest in your dental health and buy this toothbrush!" — Natasha Simone

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best mid-priced electric toothbrush!

    5. Floss picks that will have you saying sayonara to the old, stringy box of floss you've had under your bathroom counter since your last dentist visit., Amazon

    My husband and I asked for these from his parents for Christmas — that's how much we love them. We keep them in a lovely little mason jar in our bathroom, so they almost look...chic.

    Promising review: "Who doesn't get constantly told by their dentist that they need to floss more? These floss picks make it really easy use anytime. The small bags are handy to keep everywhere. I keep a bag in the door of my car and use them whenever I get caught in traffic jams (which is very often). My teeth are close together so I frequently break thin floss. This floss is durable and doesn't break. The design is also super for getting those hard to reach back teeth. My gums have improved considerably since using these stick. I will continue to use these and recommend them to anyone." —sking

    Get 75 picks from Amazon for $10.77+ (available packs of 75).

    6. A classic pack of dental floss, because we all know old habits die hard (but at least this is a beneficial one!).

    So you don't want to use a floss pick? That's totally fine — keep up the good dental work with regular ol' floss! This one from Oral-B features a tasty mint flavor and is gentle on gums.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this floss like no other! It is extra-thick and cushiony, totally unlike regular skinny, waxy floss, and so much better for anyone whose teeth aren't super close together (mine were professionally spaced with braces as a kid, so they have uniform spacing between them that regular floss just doesn't seem to adequately clean). It's woven and soft, so it kind of feels like brushing the spaces between your teeth, which is very satisfying, and since it's soft, it doesn't hurt or cut into your gums like regular floss can. This is my dream floss and I can't live without it!" —J. Ladapo

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.29.

    7. A vegan teeth-whitening pen that you can take with you wherever you go for a last-minute smile upgrade.


    Not only will this vegan product amp up your smile, but it also protects tooth enamel. It's perfect for refreshing your teeth after sipping on coffee or wine and only includes natural flavors. Fabuuuulous. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best affordable teeth whitener!

    Promising review: "I have been using this for about a month now and can see a considerable difference in the whiteness of my teeth. It does not make my teeth sensitive like other whitening products have in the past. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a hassle-free way to whiten teeth." —Rose B.

    Get it from Tarte for $22.

    8. A teeth-whitening kit from HiSmile, so you can get a smile as white as all those influencers who rave about it on Instagram.

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    While HiSmile also makes awesome mouthwash and toothpaste, their (arguably) coolest product is their teeth whitening kit. It comes with a gel formula and an LED light that will have your chompers shining in under 10 minutes and kinda make you feel like you're living in the future.

    Promising review: "After trying White Strips, whitening toothpaste, whitening mouthwash and not having any success, I decided to try HiSmile. I am SO glad I did! After the six days, I truly could not believe the results. I have had so many compliments and feel so confident with my smile. And the huge bonus... it doesn’t hurt! I have very sensitive teeth and felt complete comfort while whitening with HiSmile!! Five stars!" —Anne B.

    Get it from HiSmile for $59.99.

    9. Or this similar whitening kit from AuraGlow that has received1.8K five-star reviews on Amazon!


    The before-and-after photos shared by Amazon customers using this teeth whitening system will BLOW.YOUR.MIND. Users are instructed to use the kit once a day for 30 minutes to remove stains caused by coffee, wine, tea, soda, smoking, etc. The whitening gel is also dental-grade and safe for enamel. Sign me up!

    Promising review: "After using daily for seven days I was showered with compliments, comments, and questions as to what type of dental treatment from the dentist I was undergoing. I followed the simple instructions that were included with the package. For me, the first two to four treatments didn't seem to do much of anything...but by the time I completed the treatment on day six — it was like looking at a set of brand-new white teeth in the mirror! By day seven I was HIGHLY impressed with AuraGlow and COMPLETELY sold on the product!" —Paul Simon

    Get it from Amazon for $47.95.

    10. A dental gel, dispensed in a pump instead of a tube, to make you feel like you're living luxuriously each time you brush your teeth.


    TBH I think this gel probably made with magical fairy dust the way reviewers are talking about it! They attest to its ability to remove plaque and, thanks to the pump, it provides you with the perfect amount for brushing.

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this option over the others; same classic formula but a way easier pump-dispensing bottle than the original squeeze bottle. You'll get the perfect amount to brush with in each pump and the purple cap provides a secure 'locked' position when not in use. This dental gel addresses oral bacteria particularly in the gums and has dramatically improved my dental hygiene with just a few months' use." —Brayth McBeardly

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    11. A set of dental tools that will help you can get down 'n' dirty cleaning your teeth from every angle.

    Dentists will often say brushing your teeth is not enough, so if you REALLY want a clean mouth you need to go the extra mile. Made of surgical rust-free stainless steel, this set of dental tools will take your oral-hygiene game to the next level.

    Promising review: "I ordered this set because I have a tendency to get plaque on my teeth very quickly. I have used one pick for years to keep the teeth cleaner and it has paid off. When I saw this set with many tool options, I jumped at it! I am so happy to have so many more useful tools in keeping the plaque off my teeth. It really really does make a difference in the health of my teeth. I have gone from having fours and fives to ones and twos when they evaluate your gum lines. And no more periodontal treatments, but just the normal cleanings! You will not be sorry with this awesome set of dental tools to keep your teeth in tip top condition between cleanings." —Sheryl L. Phipps

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors).

    12. An oral rinse with a healthy 7.5 pH level (the same as tap water), so it's extra gentle on your gums and enamel.


    In the market for a new mouthwash? Check out this rinse from Periogen! It's formulated to be safe for your gums and prevent tartar build-up, and it can be used with dental work, fillings, and glues.

    Promising review: "This product really works! I was a little skeptical at first but decided to give it a shot based on the great reviews and I’m so happy I did. I started getting more tartar than usual from wearing Invisalign and wanted something to help remove and prevent it. This product cleared up the new tartar pretty quickly, within a month, and is helping with old tartar that is now exposed as my teeth have shifted. I love this stuff and I will be a customer for life!" —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    13. An electric calculus and tartar remover that'll have your mouth feeling ~fresh to death~ after each use., Amazon

    The stylish pink and turquoise colors this tool comes in are nearly enough to make me want to order it ASAP. The added bonus of using it to get cleaner teeth and fresher breath is pretty sweet, too.

    Promising review: "I have been using this tool to remove my light tartar and seems like it works. My teeth become cleaner and whiter that makes me feel comfortable to smile BIG. Also, truly love the soft texture and five different vibration settings. I always keep lower model for my sensitive teeth. This is a simply home remedy to keep my teeth healthier and stay away from dentist." —Carol

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A tongue cleaner with an 4.8-star rating on Amazon, so you'll never feel self-conscious the next time a doctor asks you to say "ahh."


    Finally, you'll be able to stick out your tongue like an annoying toddler without fear of it looking gross. #Goals

    Promising review: "I honestly cannot find a thing that I don’t like about the MasterMedi Tongue Cleaner. All I can say is, you don’t know what you are missing until you have tried the best and I can’t imagine a better one than this one. And it can be sterilized! Having the second tongue cleaner (package of two) for my husband even generated a thumbs0up from him, someone who seldom comments about anything that doesn’t have wheels. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. The great case that comes with the cleaner is a bonus. An all-around great buy!" —Carol Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in a single set or a set of two).

    15. An oral rinse that is gluten-free and has just a mild mint taste, so it won't ruin mojitos for you forever.

    This simple oral rinse has over 2.5K five-star reviews from Amazon customers — that's a lot of people preaching this will improve bad breath.

    Promising review: "If I could give six stars I would! I've learned to live with my husband's halitosis for decades. The only thing that has ever worked in the past was a prescription mouthwash prescribed by his dentist. Unfortunately, it also causes teeth staining so my husband discontinued using it. Seriously, this stuff is a miracle! After one use, my husband's breath was fresh, no after-odor. A few hours after his first use, his breath was still fresh. I did a sniff test the morning after and while there was some odor it was nothing like normal. I will definitely be getting a subscription set up for this. It makes a huge difference!" —SDCA

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.76.

    16. A toothbrush designed with soft bristles and an easy grip to put less pressure on your precious pearly whites.


    This toothbrush features designs for both left-handed and right-handed people, so EVERYONE can have a magical brushing experience. It has oversized bristles, which one reviewer described as "a carwash for your mouth."

    Promising review: "I forgot how good these toothbrushes are — my first one I ever had was from over 20 years ago purchased at Whole Foods. They cover your entire tongue and both bottom and top teeth at same time all while being soft and flexible. The grip for the thumb is perfect for maneuverability — leaves your teeth and mouth feeling so fresh and clean." —KPITT

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $19.11.

    17. A fluoride-free, natural toothpaste with packaging that will transport you to the tropical destination of your dreams as you brush., Amazon

    Seriously, though, the leafy design on this toothpaste is so soothing it looks as if it were made to be in the bathroom of a beach house. It's formulated with botanicals including blue green algae, spearmint, and parsley.

    Promising review: "FANTASTIC toothpaste. Our family has been through dozens of fluoride-free toothpaste. Even some from different countries! This one is our favorite so far, hands down! Fluoride-free, SLS-free, and great taste. The minty flavor is mild to myself and other adults in the house, but the 4-year-old still complains about it being too 'spicy.' I am a huge fan of the foaming action. It makes my teeth feel much cleaner when I know there are tiny bubbles scrubbing away under my brush!" —Kvasnakcutie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99 (available in four flavors).

    18. Crest 3D White Strips, perfect for anyone who has sensitive teeth but still wants a dazzling smile.


    My best friend swore by these and had all of her bridesmaids wear them in the hours before the ceremony. I must say, our dutiful smiles were stunning and sparkling. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best mid-priced teeth whitener!

    Promising review: "Highly recommended!!!! I am stunned by the results of this product!! I really wanted to whiten my teeth, but professional treatments are so expensive. I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I used exactly as directed every day for the full 20 days, and my husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror everyday, but I knew there was improvement. Then, I looked at the before-and-after photos and I was amazed. Love this product!!!" —beaufam

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    19. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you'll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.


    Do you boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of your dreams. (It's even our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best affordable electric toothbrush.) It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use.

    Promising review: "I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it." —Maria S.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).

    20. Gum that actually fights tooth decay, so you can get your chew on without feeling an ounce of guilt.


    This natural spearmint gum does way more than make your breath fresh; it also helps keep your teeth clean! It contains xylitol which doesn't allow bacteria to stick to teeth. Who says we can't have our cake and eat it, too?

    Promising review: "Dentist-recommended gum with xylitol for my grandson. He likes the taste of this one best so I order the 20-count. Lasts several months and then I reorder. This is the best price and he has the gum available so he does not buy other sugar or artificially sweetened gum by the pack. If your kids chew gum, buy this and save the teeth." —SJC

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $15.84 (available in four flavors).

    21. A Steripod toothbrush protector, because if you want to keep your mouth clean you obvs need to keep your toothbrush clean!, Amazon

    I am a BIG fan of Steripods. Not only do are they great for keeping your toothbrush safe from all the gross germs lingering around your bathroom, but they're also convenient for when you're traveling and need to toss your toothbrush in your bag. (Plus they come in a bunch of fun colors.)

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one of these because it fits on nearly every toothbrush and prevents bacteria and germs from populating on your brush. After all, you put that thing in your mouth every day, might as well make sure it's clean and fresh with every use! One pod can last like three to six months, I swear, so it's worth the money." —Jackie

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $17.29.

    22. A travel-sized oral rinse that will make sure you never get into an awkward I-just-had-tuna-for-lunch-and-you-can-tell situation.


    You don't want to be that person, do you? This oral rinse will freshen your breath on the go (thank youuuu, peppermint flavoring!) and combats odor to promote a happier, healthier smile. You'll be ready to take on the day no matter what you just ate — isn't that all we want out of life?

    Get it from Anthropologie for $10.

    23. A portable UV toothbrush sanitizer, so you can say "ADIOS!" to lingering germs.

    Whether you put this little guy in your handbag or leave it in your desk drawer at the office, you'll have access to a perfectly clean toothbrush at all times. This is what germaphobe dreams are made of, people.

    Promising review: "This is a very economical way to keep your toothbrush germ-free in the bathroom. Germs float all over that room, no matter how clean you keep it — this device has kept my intake of colds and viruses lower than normal...I swear it. Had another one of these for three years and it died...three years for < $10? Good deal. Gonna give one to everyone I know for Christmas. Easy to use, easy to clean, perfect solution!" —M. Pelland

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. And a subscription box that will deliver a variety of dentist-curated hygiene products right to your door!


    If you happen to be super passionate about having the best smile possible, then this Flossy Fix subscription box has your name on it! Subscribers fill out a survey so curators can put together a package filled with items that are specific to your dental needs. You can even order a box for your kiddo. Talk about fun-filled family bonding!

    Get Flossy Fix Kids from Cratejoy for $6.66 a month or Flossy Fix Adults for $13.33.

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