15 Oral-Care Products That'll Level Up Your Daily Routine
Given the growing fascination with oral-adjacent procedures such as jaw Botox, composite bonding, and other dental-care treatments, it's hardly surprising that a wave of innovative products has surged in popularity alongside them. (Think: high-tech toothbrushes, unique-flavored toothpaste, tongue scrapers, and the list goes on.) While practicing good dental hygiene, like brushing twice daily and using mouthwash regularly, will always be important, you're not alone if you're also interested in what other tools exist to level up your oral-care game.
These days, the sky is the limit when it comes to oral-care innovations. There are "smart" electric toothbrushes that sync up to smartphone apps for insights into how you can brush your teeth more effectively, fun-flavored floss crafted from recycled water bottles, and not to mention mess-free toothpaste tablets perfect for avid travelers. To help you narrow down the ones worth trying, we've curated a guide to 15 of the best oral-care products on the market right now. Keep scrolling to shop our favorites.
It's time to get acquainted with Cocofloss if you have yet to become familiar with the brand. Founded by a dentist, it offers a planet-friendly alternative to traditional floss, crafted from recycled water bottles. A single pack will last you up to two months, and the brand offers so many flavors that make flossing fun. Learn more by reading our Cocofloss Woven Dental Floss review.
Editor Quote: "Cocofloss has a thick but pliable texture that grips onto the gunk (sorry) between my tightly-packed teeth. It never "snaps" into the nooks and crannies of my gums like some rubber band-like options. Plus, I can really feel the "interwoven filaments" the product boasts hooking onto the debris my electric toothbrush glides over." — Lisa Robinson, director of social media
Best Tongue Scrapers
Cocofloss Woven Dental Floss ($10, originally $15)
These tongue scrapers take the top spot among Amazon's bestsellers, with nearly 100,000 five-star ratings. It comes with two stainless steel scrapers that are dishwasher-safe and come with an individual case, and, according to numerous reviewers, they help quell bad breath.
Best Electric Toothbrush
If you're not into the Bluetooth element of your prospective electric toothbrush, this one might align with your lifestyle more. This one's a top-seller among all of Amazon's toothbrush offerings, lauded for its long battery life, a pulse every thirty seconds as a reminder to switch mouth sides, and three speed settings for a thorough and customizable clean.
Best Teeth Whitening Treatment
Crest 3D Whitestrips ($45)
If you want to whiten your teeth, look no further than Crest Whitestrips, which use the same bleaching compounds as in-office treatments but at a lower concentration that still gets the job done. Check out our Crest 3D Whitestrips review for before and after images and more info about our editor's experience using them before her wedding.
Editor Quote: "The results speak for themselves. After just four treatments, the difference is already remarkable. The 'before' image on the left and the 'after' image on the right clearly shows the noticeable change. And I've barely made a dent in the box with plenty of treatments left." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Toothpaste Tablets
These toothpaste tablets are a brilliant option for traveling. Simply pop one in your mouth, bite down, and commence brushing with a wet toothbrush head. Each tablet is portioned perfectly to get your teeth clean, and they're plastic-free, making them a better option for the environment.
Best Water Flosser
Burst Water Flosser ($59, originally $70)
If you're leaning towards a water flosser over traditional manual flossing, look into this option from Burst. It boasts three pressure settings (standard, turbo, and pulse) to help blast away food, plaque, and bacteria. What's more, it's waterproof, has an 80-day battery life, and comes in four colors: purple, black (pictured here), rose gold, and white.
Best Sleek Toothbrush
Quip Adult Smart Electric Toothbrush ($45, originally $60)
If you appreciate beauty and oral care products that practically blend in with your decor, it's time to consider Quip, namely its smart electric toothbrush. It's all-black and is not only superior in aesthetics but also in function. It has a built-in timer to ensure you brush your teeth for two full minutes, a travel cover that conveniently doubles as a stand and mirror mount, and Bluetooth pairing that connects with a smartphone app for helpful insights into your brushing routine.
Best Whitening Toothpaste
If you prefer the multitasking approach of brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste, Crest has you covered in that department, too. This formula takes the number one spot of all toothpaste on Amazon, loved for how well it whitens teeth and freshens breath with its minty flavor.
This two-pack of mouthwash impressively has over 30,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Despite its mild flavor, it promises to fight bad breath for up to 24 hours. One (of many) shoppers to praise it in the comments section confirmed that it lives up to that claim. "I feel fresh all day," they wrote.
Best Teeth-Whitening Pen
Shoppers have seen whitening benefits from this touch-up pen in just a few days. The brand advises brushing it onto your teeth twice daily and leaving it on for five minutes before rinsing it off. Multiple shoppers deemed it a good option for sensitive teeth.
Best Retainer Cleaner
Whether you wear aligners, a retainer, or a night guard, it's worth considering retainer-cleansing tablets to fight odor and stains. A single pack comes with 120 tablets. Simply dissolve one into a cup of water, place your retainer into the water, and wait 15 minutes before rinsing.
Best Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Skip the activated charcoal powders for a much less messy toothpaste, like this highly-rated option from Hello. It uses charcoal from sustainable bamboo to whiten teeth and remove surface stains over time.
Best Flavored Toothpaste
While it's no secret that mint toothpaste is universally appreciated, if you're looking for something more unique, consider this lemon-lavender-flavored option from Boka. The brand uses nano-hydroxyapatite (n-HA) instead of fluoride, a choice that dentists suggest could be a better ingredient for individuals with teeth sensitivity. Dive deeper by reading our Boka Fluoride Free Toothpaste review.
Editor Quote: "I'd be lying not to admit that my favorite thing about Boka's Lemon-Lavender toothpaste is its flavor. While the combination of lemon and lavender might sound more fitting for cookies or other baked treats, I was pleasantly surprised by how well Boka's flavor formulation works in toothpaste. Not only that, but it leaves my mouth feeling clean. While its taste isn't as intense as minty formulations, it still leaves my mouth feeling fresh." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Oil-Pulling Kit
GuruNanda Pulling Oil With Tongue Scraper and Toothbrush ($15, originally $16)
Oil pulling — aka the practice of swishing oils around in your mouth to help with oral hygiene — has gained popularity on platforms like TikTok, and this is one of the most popular options on Amazon. This particular kit uses coconut oil and peppermint essential oil. It comes with a tongue scraper and a toothbrush, and according to the brand, it not only eliminates bad breath but also promotes healthy gums.