Does your morning routine feature a frayed toothbrush and a glug of mouthwash? You can do better.
New dental products that you’ll actually look forward to using.
Dental hygiene has never been cool—until now. So cut your teeth on these: 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. (1) The mint, coriander, and cucumber in Buly 1803 Opiat Dentaire toothpaste ($29) make for a subtle flavor, and it uses thermal water from southern France, which locals claim helps soothe a sore throat. (2) Public Goods dental floss ($10) is free of parabens and made of biodegradable silk, and the glass vial is refillable. (3) Fig + Yarrow Oral Hygiene Rinse ($26) 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 anti-inflammatories. (4) The activated-charcoal bristles in Hello toothbrush ($4) help whiten teeth, and the handle is made from environmentally friendly cornstarch and other plant-based materials. (5) Rub your brush in Frau Fowler Powder Mint Tooth Powder ($8), and scrub. The stuff is similar to toothpaste, and it contains essential oils that may improve gum health. (6) Crush a Lush Cr•me de Menthe mouthwash tab ($10) between teeth, swish with water, and rinse for some express, all-natural peppermint freshness.