Product Recommendations


1: Wellness Whitening Toothpaste

This brand is founded in the kitchen by a mama of 6, they use clean and natural ingredients. This is a good Fluoride free toothpaste, the active mineralizing ingredient is hydroxyapatite which restores enamel. Other ingredients include aloe vera, which is a potent antioxidant with antibacterial properties and calcium carbonate which removes plaque, debris and surface stains.

Wellness Whitening Toothpaste

2: Spotlight Oral Care Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth

Spotlight Oral Care is a clean and sustainable brand. The active ingredients in their whitening toothpaste are Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Fluoride (.24%). Hydrogen hydroxide is effective in removing stains on teeth, sodium bicarbonate neutralizes the PH in the oral environment and sodium fluoride is an effective anti-caries agent.

Spotlight Oral Care Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth

3: HELLO- Sensitivity Relief + Whitening Toothpaste

The active ingredients in this toothpaste are 5% Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride. This product is ideal for patients with teeth sensitivity and wishes to use a teeth whitening toothpaste. Potassium nitrate decreases the level of activity of dental sensory nerves which will reduce teeth sensitivity. 5% is the maximum strength of Potassium Nitrate allowed by the FDA (without a prescription/over the counter). Sodium fluoride is an effective anti-cavity agent.

HELLO- Sensitivity Relief + Whitening Toothpaste

4: Arm and Hammer Advance White:

The active ingredients in this toothpaste are peroxide and baking soda which doubles the whitening effectiveness. The peroxide removes stains as baking soda gently whitens and neutralizes acids that erode enamels. It contains fluoride which heps prevent cavities, controls tartar and bacteria build up.

Arm and Hammer Advance White


BEST WATER FLOSSERS (including features to look for)

Best Water Flosser Overall ($59): Aquarius Water Flosser Waterpik

  • ADA seal of acceptance
  Aquarius Water Flosser Waterpik
Type Countertop, large reservoir for long flossing time, comes in fun colors
Pressure settings 10
Tips included 7. It comes with seven tips that serve different purposes: three classic, one for plaque, one for braces, one for periodontal pockets and one with a toothbrush head.
Water capacity 22 fl oz

This is the most reviewed water flosser on Amazon, it is powerful and very affordable at $59. It has a large water reservoir which holds up to 22 oz of water, about 90 seconds of flossing time (3x average flossers). This is a powerful flosser with 10 pressure settings from gentle to pressured clean, it operates on two modes: floss and massage . It comes with 7 different tips for different needs, 3 speciality attachments are: 1 specifically for braces, 1 for people with periodontal disease, 1 plaque seeker.

Best Value/Budget Water Flosser: Nicwell Water Dental flosser Cordless

  Nicwell Water Dental Flosser Cordless
Type Cordless
Pressure settings 2
Tips included 6
Water capacity 5 oz

This is the best value/budget water flosser at $29.99. It has 4 flossing modes, 5 jet tips (orthodontic tip, tongue scraper, 3x standard, 1 oral flosser) and is easy to use. It has a small water reservoir, cordless, waterproof and designed for travel.

Best Water Flosser For Braces ($55): Waterpik Water Flosser Nano Plus, WP 320

  Waterpik Water Flosser Nano Plus, WP 320
Type Countertop, compact, 50% smaller than full size models
Pressure settings 10
Tips included 4: It comes with 4 tips that serve different purposes: 2 classic jet tips, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 braces tip
Water capacity 15 fl oz

This is the best water flosser for braces, it can deliver 1400 water pulses per minute and it is effective in cleaning deep between teeth and below the gumline. It comes with 4 tips, 1 specifically for braces.

Best Water Flosser For Kids ($40): Waterpik for Kids WP-260

  Waterpik for Kids WP-260
Type Countertop, compact, easy to use, extra safe electrical design
Pressure settings 3
Tips included 2: It comes with 2 tips that serve different purposes: 1 classic jet tip, 1 braces tip
Water capacity 15 fl oz

This is the best water flosser for children, it’s powerful and compact, and can be decorated with different designs (included in the package). Suitable for ages 6+

Best Cordless Water Flosser:

  Best Cordless Water Flosser
Type Cordless, inexpensive, can use in the shower
Pressure settings 3
Tips included 2
Water capacity 10 fl oz

This is the best cordless water flosser, compact with a XL reservoir for 90 seconds of flossing. It is easy to use, designed well for travel and to be used in the shower. It has 3 pressure modes, normal, soft and pulse. A single charge will last a full month.

Best Compact Water Flosser and Best for Travel: Cordless Water Flosser by Waterpik

  • ADA seal of acceptance
  Cordless Water Flosser by Waterpik
Type Cordless, small, can be used in the shower. Smallest capacity but easy fill tank. Inexpensive. Battery operated.
Pressure settings 2
Tips included 2
Water capacity 5 fl oz

This is a small, lightweight and cordless flosser that is great for travel. It has two settings and operates on AA batteries which means you won’t have to bring a charger while traveling.


  1. Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush: This is an entry-level electric toothbrush if some of the other options are too pricey. I like that it has a sensor to let you know if you’re brushing too hard, as well as a timer that goes off every 30 seconds so you know when to move to a different section of your mouth.
  2. Burst Sonic Toothbrush: This is my personal favorite – it is the most gentle electric toothbrush I’ve used (and I’ve tried them all!). The bristle are very delicate and soft, which is essential. I still get a great clean every time I use this brush.
  3. Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700 Electric Toothbrush: This is certainly one of the more pricey options, but it has tons of great features like sensors that tell you if you’re using too much pressure, as well as the ability to sync your toothbrush up to your phone to see where you need to pay more attention to cleaning.
  4. Phillips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100: This is a less expensive option from Phillips, with some of the features of the DiamondClean, like the two minute timer. It’s also very quiet.
  5. Quip Electric Toothbrush: The Quip service is a good option for people who don’t want to have to remember to purchase new brush heads, since you’ll get new ones in the mail every few months.
  6. Bruush Electric Toothbrush: This is another compact option that is great for travel. It has a USB power charger and adaptor, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go. Bruush also has an optional subscription plan, so you can get automatic brush heads sent to you directly.
  7. Brightline Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush: This is a great budget-friendly option at $40 that comes with five cleaning modes that you can choose from when you brush, ranging from cleaning to get rid of stains, to a sensitivity mode, which is gentler on the gum line.
  8. Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush: I love this option for kids, because getting kids to brush their teeth can sometimes be a struggle! It comes in a few character options, like Frozen and Moana, which can help motivate. On the cleaning side, it comes with gentle brush heads, and has a magic timer app to help kids brush for the recommended time.
  9. Fairywill Electric Toothbrush P11: The Fairywill is a good travel option; it is USB compatible, and compact for travel. It also has a timer that pauses every 30 seconds to signal to move to a different part of your mouth, and also comes with different color brush heads so it can be used interchangeably between more than one person.
  10. Pro-sys VarioSonic Electric Toothbrush: If plaque buildup is a common issue, this toothbrush is the right choice for you. It was designed with removing plaque as a main goal, and has five levels of cleaning power to get the job done.


Some of my favorite at-home teeth whitening kits:

  • Opalescence Go Professional Whitening System, 10% Hydrogen Peroxide: This is a system that is really easy to use and comes in a variety of hydrogen peroxide strengths to suit needs. 10% hydrogen peroxide is perfect for at-home use; it’s strong enough to be effective, but not too strong that it will make teeth sensitive or cause harm when used as instructed. This kit has a teeth whitening gel that uses hydrogen peroxide for whitening and potassium nitrate and fluoride to reduce sensitivity and help strengthen teeth. You wear the trays for 15-30 minutes daily for about 5-7 days to see results.
  • Spotlight Conscious Oral Care Kit: Spotlight is a clean, sustainable brand, which I love. The whitening kit comes with a whitening toothpaste, dental floss for whitening teeth, a whitening pen and whitening strips. It really gives you every option for whitening your teeth at home, or on the go. The whitening pen actively whitens teeth through the use of Hydrogen Carbonate Calcium, an active ingredient that removes stations and the floss has hydrogen peroxide in it so you can whiten in between teeth as well for a more even appearance.



  • CTX3- by CaviFree ($16.99)— This mouthwash is scientifically proven, and backed by a lot of research. This is my #1 professional recommendation as it’s the best cavity prevention mouthwash. I like that it’s alcohol free, elevates PH, remineralizes enamel, non-staining, and provides 3 grams of xylitol per dose.
    • 25% Xylitol: naturally occurring ingredient derived from plants, it reduces risk of cavities
    • .05% sodium fluoride – prevents tooth decay and white spots.
  • ACT anticavity ($4.29)– This is my best drugstore anti-cavity mouthwash pick. There’s no alcohol, and it contains active anticavity ingredient .05% sodium fluoride
    • Xylitol- inhibits bad bacteria
    • Sodium bicarbonate- PH balancer
    • Tea tree oil- antibacterial & antifungal
    • Cinnamon& thyme extracts- antimicrobial
    • Orange, lemon, eucalyptus oil- anti-inflammatory
  • Tooth and gum tonic- dental herb company ($36 for large bottle)– This mouthwash is also backed by a lot of science and research. It’s best to improve gum health (reducing bleeding and inflamed gums), dry mouth and bad breath. It’s all natural, alcohol free, non gmo, vegan, gluten free
    • Key ingredients: gotu kola and echinacea—powerful anti-inflammatory herbs to stimulate healing and repair