13 Advanced Oral Products That Will Change the Way You Brush Your Teeth

Brush smarter, not harder.

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Considering we're supposed to brush our teeth two to three times a day, our oral routine is probably one of the most forgotten parts of our beauty routine. And by forgotten, I don't mean that we forget to do it (at least I hope not)—we just don't pay that much attention to the products we use. (Confession: I switch up my moisturizer at least once a month, but have been using the same toothpaste for years.)

But brushing your teeth doesn't just have to be a manual chore—digitizing your products can not only make the mundane process fun, it can also make your teeth cleaning more effective. "It's not a question of how often you brush your teeth; it's how well you do it," agrees Marc Lowenberg, DDS, dentist at Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City. "If you're not one who is good with keeping up with it, oral tech can really help."

Case in point: According to Dr. Lowenberg, you need to be brushing twice a day in circular motions for 30 seconds per quadrant, holding the brush at a 45-degree angle where the tooth meets the gum and applying the right pressure to effectively clean your mouth (yeah, nobody does this). With an electric toothbrush, all you have to do is hold the thing and let the timed vibrations do their job.

And we're not just talking about toothbrushes here. Today's oral products (including chewable toothpaste, water flossers, tongue cleaners, and more) have become even more advanced with fancy tech, innovative functions, and eco-conscious elements. If you're ready to level up your frayed toothbrush and squeezed-to-death toothpaste, we compiled the best oral products on the market to transform your routine.

Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush

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The truth is that brushing your teeth isn't as straightforward as it sounds. Brushing too lightly won't effectively clean your teeth, while brushing too hard will take a toll on sensitive gums. Oral-B's innovative tech signals red when brushing too hard and green when brushing just right. The display screen allows you to customize your brushing experience, while an A.I. timer guides you to 100 percent coverage so you don't miss any zone. Basically, it brushes your teeth for you.

Oclean X Pro Electric Toothbrush

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This electric toothbrush features an OLED touchscreen that allows users to customize their brush mode, intensity, and duration of brushing. Its free companion app also gives you personal brushing feedback and blind spot detection.

Bite Toothpaste Bits

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These dry tablets are actually toothpaste—yes, toothpaste—that come in refillable glass jars and made with nano hydroxyapatite. Simply pop a tablet in your mouth, bite down, and brush as normal. The brand even offers a prescription where you can receive refills in 100 percent home compostable pouches every four months. In other words, it's an entirely plastic-free experience.

Moon Stain Prevention Teeth Wipes

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Prevent teeth staining and coffee breath with these individually packaged wipes. Stash them in your purse in lieu of breath mints for peppermint-scented freshness and whitening benefits. (Fun fact: it's cranberry fruit extract that's responsible for the whitening!)

Philips Sonicare FlexCare

Philips Sonicare FlexCare

Dr. Lowenberg's electric toothbrush recommendation, this nifty brush sends your brushing data to the free Sonicare app in real-time to pinpoint exactly where you're brushing. If you missed any spots, the Location Sensor will highlight them, and the TouchUp feature will let you go back and address them right away.

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0

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If you've ever had a dentist shoot jets of water into your mouth, then you're probably familiar with a water flosser. Except they're not just limited to dental offices—Waterpik's flossing technology is actually built into the brush head so you can easily toggle between the two. With a push of a button, it shoots water between and around teeth to loosen up all the gunk in hard-to-reach crevices.

Colgate SuperNova Rechargeable At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

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One of the strongest (read: effective) at-home whitening kits on the market, this pick from Colgate combines a gentle hydrogen peroxide serum with blue LED to produce a whiter smile in as little as 10 days. And the best part? No tooth sensitivity.

Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner

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PSA: If your breath smells funky no matter how many times you brush your teeth, it's probably not your teeth. A lot of bacteria collects on your tongue, and if you don't clean it regularly, these harmful bacteria can multiply and make their way to other parts of the mouth. Solution: Dr. Tung's tongue scraper, which is made from stainless steel that's gentler (and more sanitary) on the tongue than plastic. The curved design allows for more precise control so you can don't miss a single nook or cranny.

Doctor Plotka Silver-Infused Mouth Watchers Toothbrush

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The inside of your mouth may not be the most hygienic, but your toothbrush can be. These innovative bristles are infused with silver so it self-sanitizes 99.9 percent of bacteria in six hours. Plus, the thin bristles are designed like flossers to reach deep into grooves and brush out what a generic toothbrush cannot.

Curaprox Hydrosonic Pro Electric Toothbrush

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With up to 42,000 (!) brush movements and 7 adjustable speeds that you can customize to your preferred level, this electric brush is perfect for people with braces and implants. It even comes with three heads to accommodate every tooth size, and a two-minute timer for the mindless brusher.

Snow Charcoal Floss

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The coolest whitening floss is all black, due to an activated charcoal formula that absorbs plaque and eliminates bacteria. The benefits don't stop there—the floss itself is made from 100 percent bamboo and coated in biodegradable natural wax so you don't have to feel guilty about tossing it in the trash.

BURST Water Flosser

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Not only is the casing on this water flosser super chic, it comes with three powerful settings (standard, turbo, and pulse) that produces a frothy mix of water when pressurized. The water power is strong enough to eliminate every bit of food and debris between my teeth that even traditional dental floss can't reach. Snag this limited-edition color in Pantone's Color of the Year while it's still available.

Dr. Tung's Ionic Toothbrush

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In today's beauty science lesson of the day, opposite polarity makes plaque (+) adhere to teeth (-). Dr. Tung's Ionic Toothbrush temporarily reverses polarity of tooth surfaces from (-) to (+), repelling plaque towards the toothbrush head and away from your mouth. The plaque magnet will leave you with that just-left-the-dentist feel.

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