Are you doing all you can for your teeth?
The ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing once, but sometimes our smiles need a little extra care. Even if your brushing routine is seemingly perfect, there are still ways to spice it up and make it more convenient or interesting. Fortunately, many of the ways to add to your arsenal of dental tools don’t have to take a toll on your wallet. Explore some of the ways you can enhance your oral care for less than $20.
Folding Travel Toothbrush – $5.99 for 2-pack
Travel toothbrushes offer a lot of advantages over their full-size counterparts. Ideal for storing in your desk at work or school, stashing in your carry-on for long travel days, or fitting into your purse or pocket when needed, a travel toothbrush can give you access to oral care when you’re away from home. Despite its innovative design, these folding travel toothbrushes are extremely affordable, available in a two-pack for just $5.99 with free shipping.
- Makes it convenient to brush on the go
- Creative jack-knife design
- Soft, full-sized brush head
Flosscard Dental Floss – $14.99 per 10-pack
While flossing is recommended once per day, many Americans opt to skip it altogether. Rather than accept the dental damage caused by a lack of flossing, why not make the process a little more convenient?
Flosscards allow you to do just that. Rather than a traditional box of floss for your pocket, Flosscard supplies an ample amount of floss in a case the size of a credit card. This allows it to easily slip into your money clip, wallet, purse, or other areas where minimal space is available. Whether you try it for the novelty or because it legitimately takes up less room than a box of floss, Flosscard Dental Floss provides an interesting way to add to your oral care routine at home.
- Contains 12 yards of floss in a dispenser that’s as thin as a credit card
- Unmatched portability
- Perfect for flossing on-the-move
Spry Xylitol Gum – Tube of 30 for $6.57
Some types of gum can be terrible for your teeth, but if it lacks sugar, then the opposite is true. That’s right – there are types of gum that actually benefit your smile while you chew them. Xylitol is a sweetener that has properties that are excellent for your teeth. This type of sweetener keeps sugar from sticking to your enamel and it doesn’t break down to cause decay like sugar does. With numerous brands and flavors available, chewing xylitol gum is one habit that will earn you a high-five from your dentist.
- Easy to carry, cylindrical container
- Scrubs your teeth with every chew
- Spry Fresh Fruit Flavor
Oral-B White Action Battery Powered Toothbrush – $4.72
While electric toothbrushes can cost well over $100, many brands are surprisingly affordable. One such brand is the White Action Battery Powered Toothbrush by Oral-B. Running on AA batteries, the White Action toothbrush provides a remarkable 14,000 strokes per minute. With this much brushing power available for less than five dollars, everyone can reap the benefits of an electric toothbrush without breaking their wallet.
- Easy-grip handle
- 3 Color Options
- Powerful enough to remove stains
Keep Your Home Oral Care Routine Effective and Fun
Many adults skip out on their oral care sessions, but by adding variety to the experience, you can make brushing and flossing interesting day after day and year after year. Remember that even with stellar oral care at home, it’s still important to come in and visit us for an exam at least twice per year. With the combination of biannual dental visits and excellent oral care at home, you can start the new year with the smile you deserve! Contact us today for your next exam.