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If You Secretly Kinda Hate Brushing Your Teeth, Try This Fancy Toothpaste

Marvis Jasmine Mint toothpaste is making the act of brushing my teeth 1,000 times a day a little bit less exhausting.

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Earlier this year, I got an Invisalign. Unbeknownst to me, when you have an Invisalign, you have to brush your teeth after every meal, snack, or non-water drink. Every single one! Do you know how annoying that is? I find the idea of brushing my teeth twice a day rather affronting — like, I have shit to do!!!! — so having to brush five times a day at minimum (and having to do it at work and in Amtrak train bathrooms) was pretty brutal.

HOWEVER. This fancy jasmine mint toothpaste is making the act of brushing my teeth 1,000 times a day a tiny bit less exhausting.

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I first bought it after seeing it in a BuzzFeed post with readers’ product recommendations. I had used and liked Marvis toothpaste in the past (the Classic Strong Mint is 💯), and, well... I was basically sold on the pretty flavor name and packaging, if we’re being honest. The week I ordered it was not a terribly good one, and it was very clear when I looked at everything I purchased in that particular Amazon order that I was sad-shopping for lovely little things that would make me feel better. And even though money can't exactly buy happiness, I'm glad to report that this toothpaste does actually bring me a little bit of joy every time I use it!

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^Brushing my teeth in an airport bathroom :(

The packaging is truly beautiful: Something about the purple and silver just feels special — like I'm staying in a fancy hotel or something ("That toothpaste is prettier than me." —my coworker Sarah). But it actually took me a couple days to get used to the taste and smell, as it's a pretty far departure from what I'm used to. The fragrance is really distinct (not strong, just...distinct), but the floral flavor is actually very light and mild. (If you've ever had, say, a lavender latte or a cupcake with rose frosting, it's a very similar experience.) Within a day or so, I was totally hooked, and I ended up buying a second tube to keep in my desk for my at-work teeth-brushing endeavors. Now I’m at full-on Amazon Dash button level. I’ve also heard great things about the Marvis Ginger Mint flavor, though I haven’t tried it yet.

Here are a few promising Amazon reviews:

“Oh... my... gosh. This toothpaste is amazing. I'd literally never heard of it before until a YouTuber I watched mentioned it. I was a bit nervous to try this flavor, but she raved about it. Someone in these reviews described it as ‘chocolatey rose’ and I couldn't agree more. Sounds weird, but it is SO good. What a nice change from standard mint toothpaste. Will repurchase and try other flavors!” —J. Brazell

I...don’t know about this whole “chocolately rose” thing personally but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

“Um... so this will change your toothpaste game. It tastes so yummy I don't even mind brushing and I hate that normal gross minty toothpaste flavor. I had been thinking of trying this for a long time and am glad I finally ordered it! There will be no going back for me to the drugstore brand.” —lucas repp

And:

“I really enjoy this toothpaste. It leaves my teeth feeling really great. I had never used a toothpaste like this before. I had only used Colgate and Crest, but I am never going back now! My teeth feel super clean, but it is a gentle-feeling toothpaste. It took me some time to get used to the jasmine in this though. I had only ever used strong mint toothpaste, but it is quite nice after you get used to it. I would recommend this product to anyone.” —Kimberly

Marvis / Amazon / Via amazon.com

A friend of mine recently found out how much this toothpaste costs ($10.50 a tube) and said that for that price, it better have cocaine it in. TBH, I have no idea what cocaine tastes like, so maybe it does!!! (I do only use a pea-sized amount, as recommended by my toothbrush brand.) But for me, it's one of those small, everyday luxuries, like clean sheets or a fluffy bathrobe, that just makes me feel pampered. I’d rather spend my money on joy-sparking versions of the things I use constantly. It’s not like if I stopped buying this toothpaste I’d be able to buy a house someday.

Some reviews in the post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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