Groom­ing

Does your morn­ing rou­tine fea­ture a frayed tooth­brush and a glug of mouth­wash? You can do bet­ter.

Men's Journal - - CONTENTS - By KEVIN AEH

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.

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