These Electric Brushes and Flossers Brighten Your Teeth Better and Faster—And They’re on Sale for Prime Day
When it comes to personal hygiene, maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums might be the most important daily self-care task you do for yourself. After all, we only get one set of adult teeth to last us a lifetime, and those 32 little bones are tasked with the crucial roles of breaking up food, helping us speak, and maintaining our face shape. Our smiles are so important, in fact, that doctors and dentists alike use them as a snapshot of our overall health.
Luckily, most oral issues are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages with proper dental hygiene habits, according to the World Health Organization. For those of us who need to take serious inventory of our oral-care routines, the Amazon Prime Day Early Access Sale holds wallet-saving deals for everything from string floss to retainer cleaner.
We know, we know—dental hygiene isn't the most glamorous thing to shop more. But skipping on dentist appointments and slacking on your personal dental hygiene routine can lead to serious health issues that extend past your teeth and gums, says Adrienne Hedrick, DDS, dentist and owner of Longmont Dental Loft in Colorado. Respiratory infections, diabetes, kidney disease, and even dementia can all be linked to poor oral health.
"You should go to the dentist every three to six months," adds Dr. Hedrick. "This time frame matters a great deal as the teeth cleanings will remove calculus (hardened dental plaque) and bacteria in the mouth. If left untreated, this bacteria can not only cause issues in your mouth, but bacteria can also flow in your bloodstream to other parts of your body."
"If you get oral diseases such as periodontal disease, it can’t be reversed," warns Dr. Hedrick. "It can only be stabilized and treated. Therefore, it’s super important to prevent periodontal disease and go to your regular dental visits."
While you're waiting for your upcoming dentist appointment, get your mouth squeaky cleans with these Amazon deals. No need to dig through hundreds of pages to find the best sales—we've found the best of the best dental hygiene buys, including state-of-the-art smart toothbrushes and all-natural whitening strips. Below, check out our picks for the six best Amazon Prime Day Early Access deals guaranteed to make your smile brighter.
5 dental hygiene deals from the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale
Originally $160, now $60
Perhaps the best Prime Day Early Access deal on our list is this rechargeable electric toothbrush from Oral-B. This bluetooth-enabled smart toothbrush is $100 off for the Amazon holiday, ringing in at just $60.
“Research shows that even with the best manual toothbrushing habits, electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque, whitening teeth, stimulating, and improving gum health and a person’s overall oral hygiene,” Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, founder of JBL Dentistry in New York City, previously told Well+Good.
The Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries toothbrush uses bluetooth connectivity to pair with your smartphone, sending real-time information on your brushing habits, suggesting areas you may have missed during your brushing routine.
Originally $80, now $28
Double board-certified cosmetic dentist and owner of Thurmont Smiles, Mansi Oza, DMD, says water flossing can help prevent new plaque from compacting on your teeth. Over time, compacted plaque can lead to more serious dental health woes, such as gum disease.
“Many people find [water flossers] easier to use,” says Dr. Oza, “It tends to remove newly-formed plaque easily, whereas the string floss will remove more stubborn plaque.”
If you’ve ever wanted to try a techy way to floss your teeth, now’s your chance to do so without breaking the bank. This Oralfree Water Dental Flosser is $52 off for Prime Day Early Access, ringing in at just $28. This rechargeable oral irrigator comes equipped with four cleaning modes and five different cleaning nozzles, including a tongue cleaner and an orthodontic tip, perfect for those with braces, crowns, and deep sockets. Its USB charging capability and four-hour battery life makes it a stellar travel companion.
Originally $23, now $14
Apart from natural remedies like this super-viral Turmeric teeth-whitening hack, those with sensitive teeth are generally cautioned by dentists to try OTC whitening products.
According to Michaela Tozzi, DMD, of Michaela DMD Excellence in Dental Aesthetics, avoiding whitening products heavy in the bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide, which can further irritate those with sensitive teeth and even, “burn your gums if left in the mouth longer than the recommended time by the manufacturer.”
These non-toxic teeth whitening strips from Lumineux contain no added hydrogen peroxide and are clinically proven by 50 double-blind university studies to whiten teeth without harming tooth enamel. These strips use coconut oil, sage oil, and lemon peel oil to lift up surface stains sans hydrogen peroxide. The natural ingredients are good news for your mouth’s microbiome, too; without harsh additives like bleach, your mouth’s healthy bacteria is able to stick around.
Originally $70, now $37
This nifty electric toothbrush made waves online last year, with over 40,000 users naming it the best electric toothbrush on the market. The rechargeable hum by Colgate Electric Toothbrush has a 10-day battery life and comes with three different vibration modes, including normal, sensitive, and deep clean.
The hum toothbrush connects to your smart phone via bluetooth to the hum app, allowing you to see areas you missed during brushing and set notification reminders for your morning and evening brush routines. For every time you brush, you’ll win points in-app, which can be spent on rewards like a free 60-day trial of mental wellness app Headspace.
Originally $46, now $30
These Crest Professional Effects 3D Whitestrips made our list of 14 Best Teeth-Whitening Products, and for good reason. Wearing these white strips for 30 minutes a day can remove up to 14 years worth of stains, getting you in-office results without a costly trip to the dentist. Our beauty editor Zoe Weiner put their whitening skills to the test herself, and saw a whiter smile overnight.
No annoying strip-slippage here: Crest’s Advanced Seal non-slip grip keeps the strips locked onto your teeth until you’re ready to remove them. With over 53,000 five-star Amazon reviews, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more tried-and-true whitening product on the market today.
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