In dental school, I was known as “Mr. Consumer Reports” because I loved researching products. My wife often jokes about the assortment of electric toothbrushes in our bathroom, a testament to my quest to find the best.
This guide is the result of rigorous research and plenty of hands-on testing to examine safety and efficacy of the best dental products on the market.
Keep in mind that this list will change over time. In a world where companies and science are always evolving, I make sure to update this guide regularly. You can find the most recent version at askthedentist.com/shop, and if you’re on our email list, I’ll send update notifications directly to your inbox.
Oral health products are more than just good for your mouth—they have a profound effect on your overall health. For instance, even the dishwasher detergent we use can mess with our gut health by leaving residue on plates and utensils. The ingredients in our toothpaste get absorbed into our bloodstream, influencing our entire body’s health. Despite people thinking “we don’t swallow it,” the truth is that the oral mucosa is a highly absorbent part of the body, and the oral care products you choose can determine a lot about your oral microbiome, brain, heart, and gut health.
Every time we buy something, we are voting with our wallets. Since starting Ask the Dentist back in 2010, I have seen this community bring about a major shift in the oral care market. Oral care conglomerates and even the White House have reached out to me to ask about the oral microbiome and what consumers want from oral care products—and this is all thanks to the Ask the Dentist community. When you care about what you put in your body, when you vote with your dollar, corporations are forced to listen.
So dive in, enjoy and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions: [email protected]