7 cool dental hygiene products you should know about

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From Modern Hygienist

From toothbrushes to water flossers and more, here are seven must-see innovative products.

A true high-tech oral health routine should treat the cause of oral health problems, not just the symptoms.
In this roundup, we've compiled a great list of must-have products that fit the bill, including next-gen toothbrushes, space-age water picks, futuristic sanitation pods and more.  Click through the following pages to see these cool tools.

Steripods

The point of brushing our teeth is to keep things clean, but what we don’t realize is how much dirt we put back in our mouths every time we use our toothbrushes. Steripod is a clip-on protector for any standard or electric toothbrush and keeps your toothbrush fresh and clean for up to three months – thanks to patented “active vapors." ($5.99 for two)

VioLight Zapi Luxe

What do ninjas, penguins and rainbow creatures have to do with oral hygiene? They can all deep clean your toothbrush! The Zapi Luxe UV sanitizer reportedly eliminates up to 99.9% of germs with UV light. Rinsing just got high-tech — you’ll feel like you’re using a brand new toothbrush every time you use it. ($39.99)

 Pink Aquarius Water Flosser

Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser brings your dentist to your bathroom for a daily, healthy cleaning. Water flossers are proven to be more effective than traditional dental floss, and are great for sensitive gums and those with braces. The pink color keeps a daily chore cheerful. ($89.99)

Foreo Issa Toothbrush

If Sonicare is the popular kid on the block, consider the Foreo ISSA its chic, Paris-residing cousin. The soft silicone bristles generate the ideal amount of friction for plaque busting, but won’t damage precious enamel. Plus, it looks great on a bathroom counter! ($199)

Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque Floss

There’s nothing worse than floss that splinters and sticks between crevices. Tom’s Antiplaque Floss is made from nylon and coated with natural bees-, carnauba-, and jojoba waxes to keep things moving along. It’s strong enough to get between teeth but gentle on sensitive gums — throw it in your bag for when you can’t get to your water flosser! ($4.45 each)

Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

Gone are the days of goopy whitening trays — these little strips adhere to your teeth and dissolve in 5 to 10 minutes for quick, mess-free whitening. Not only will your chompers be whiter in just two weeks, they’ll be more resistant to new staining as well. ($19.97)

CloSYS Oral Rinse

Follow up your high-tech routine with alcohol-, sugar- and gluten-free CloSYS Oral Rinse. This stuff is specially formulated to kill 99% of bacteria and germs in seconds, and leaves your breath fresh for the entire day – burn not included. ($11.39 for 32 oz.)

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