These are the products I recommend to my patients and family, and also use myself. All meet my rigorous safety and testing standards. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Enjoy!
Written by one of my favorite people in our profession, certified functional medicine practitioner, and world-renowned nutritional periodontist.
Take all the calcium you want, it won’t go to bones and teeth without Vitamin K2 on board. The modern diet is deficient in K2, but ancestral diets were not. Learn how K2 prevents osteoporosis and even the need for braces.
See ZeroWater’s complete line of filtration pitchers, dispensers, and water bottles. With their multi-stage filtration process, their filters can rid your tap water of “dissolved solids”, including nearly 100% of fluoride particles.
Use these stainless steel containers to store your retainer, night guard, or other dental device when not in use.
Probiotics get most of the air time, but all the probiotics in the world aren’t going to help unless you’re getting sufficient prebiotics (you can think of them as fertilizer for probiotics). It can be difficult to get enough prebiotics from diet alone, which is why I include this powder in my green smoothies or a glass of water daily.
Gently introduces your child to the milestone of losing their first tooth. Doubles as a toy to teach brushing—just pop in all of the monster’s teeth. Pictured are my son-in-law and granddaugther enjoying the beautifully illustrated picture book that comes included.
The perfect first electric toothbrush. Also excellent for sensory issues. I love that it’s not too powerful, so it’s not scary, and doesn’t damage enamel. Also ideal for adults with small mouths. Note: I do not recommend their toothpaste, as it contains fluoride. My readers get $15 off their first refill with code ASKTHEDENTIST.
The Goby is what I recommend for anyone who’s concerned about plaque buildup and/or staining or is under age 40. The oscillatory motion is best for those needs, and the subscription model increases the chances you’ll change your toothbrush head often, which is essential for any toothbrush to prevent enamel and gum damage. Here’s my full review of the Goby if you’d like to read more. My readers save 10% off the entire order with the code ASKTHEDENTIST.
This night guard can help protect your teeth from bruxism in the short-term. 4 guards included.
Jason Powersmile is a short-term whitening toothpaste that will remove surface stains from teeth. Do not use abrasive whitening toothpastes for more than 2-3 weeks at a time to protect the integrity of your enamel.
The perfect baby toothbrush for its soft bristles (ensuring a positive experience from day one) as well as the large, rubbery handle that’s easy to babies to grip (and hard to choke on). For how to introduce it, see my YouTube video where I introduce my granddaughter to her first toothbrush.
How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet–One Bite at a Time
An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD.
There’s a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways?
Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws will change your life. Every parent should read this book.
This book will guide you through techniques that embody the key to healthy breathing and healthy living. McKeown’s goal is to enable you to take responsibility for your own health, to prevent and significantly reduce a number of common ailments, to help you realize your potential and to offer simple, scientifically-based ways to change your breathing habits. On a day-to-day basis, you will experience an increase in energy and concentration, an enhanced ability to deal with stress and a better quality of life.
Water flossers make it easier to floss around dental work. Some people just prefer how water flossers feel. Since they tend to be expensive and wear out, I tested all the Waterpik knock-offs. This one was by far my favorite. For more, watch my unboxing video on YouTube.
I don’t recommend it until age 6+ because even the gentle mode is scary for some kids, and used improperly will damage enamel. Comes with stickers for kids to customize their brush, giving kids some ownership and an element of fun, which are key to forming habits that last.
I love hydroxyapatite as a safe fluoride alternative. Many kids toothpastes are fluoride-free, but there’s little benefit (aside from the absence of toxic ingredients) without hydroxyapatite. (Which is why I tell parents to skip the toothpaste altogether if it makes things easier!) My readers save 10% with code ASKTHEDENTIST.
Coated in hydroxyapatite, a fluoride alternative added to toothpaste. There haven’t been any studies on hydroxyapatite floss, but since hydroxyapatite is proven effective in toothpaste, why not get all the remineralization help you can get? My readers save 10% with code ASKTHEDENTIST.
This oral cavity moisturizer can help protect against the pH imbalance and oral microbiome dysbiosis caused by dry mouth. It is ideal for:
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Dry mouth due to medication use
- Allergies/stuffy nose
- Dry mouth from mouth breathing after dental work
For remineralization to occur, we need vitamins A and D on board, which help the body properly absorb and distribute calcium to the teeth and bones. This cod liver oil comes from a high quality, wild-caught source and won’t result in any dreaded fishy burbs.
Essential for anyone with dry mouth, asthma, stuffiness, anxiety, or heart issues. Great info on the biochemistry and biomechanics on how improper breathing is an oft-overlooked root cause for many illnesses. Do the exercises in this book and you’ll start to see changes within days.
This medicated anesthetic gel will provide temporary relief for toothache and gum pain. Talk to your dentist if you experience severe pain or pain that lasts more than 2 days.
As an avid wine drinker, I was concerned to find out about how toxic most wine is. Most vineyards spray with Roundup and contain dyes and other toxic additives. Dry Farm Wines are all low-alcohol, sugar-free (paleo and keto-friendly) and don’t spike my blood sugar.
Liquid Multi for Bioavailability
Bluetooth connectivity gives you real-time feedback on your brushing technique, which I personally love and recommend to anyone who’s working on their brushing technique or anyone who loves data. You can watch my YouTube review of the DiamondClean to learn more.
I like this formula because it contains both prebiotics and probiotics, both of which are needed to properly support bacterial diversity in a developing oral microbiome. When my daughter struggled to breastfeed her daughter, she mixed this powder in with her formula.
This is the easiest way to ensure you’re removing fluoride from your water. 5-stage filtration removes fluoride, mercury, chlorine, metals, and much more. I’ve been using mine for several years now and it’s still going strong. Watch my YouTube unboxing video for a more detailed review.
Babies as young as four months benefit from daily cod liver oil, rich in remineralizing vitamins A and D. It may prevent your child from needing braces one day. My granddaughter started taking a small spoonful of this oil regularly starting at six months old.
Oil pulling is a beneficial habit for overall oral health, from the reduction of bad breath to plaque-busting power.
This is my favorite travel toothbrush. It folds up into itself, protecting the bristles from germs on dirty hospital sinks, purses and backpacks. The wide massaging head is ideal for gum recession, sensitivity, and bleeding gums. The design reduces toothbrush waste by 93% because you keep the same handle and just replace the heads.
These are watertight leak proof containers so you can travel with your retainers and not let them dry out.
The new edition of this hugely successful book continues to present a unique understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide.
Fully updated throughout and now with accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com), this reference will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, craniosacral therapists, yoga teachers, osteopaths, manual therapists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, dance and movement teachers, chiropractors, and acupuncturists.
This is the manual brush I recommend to everyone because it excels in multiple categories: gum recession, sensitivity, bleeding gums. The wide massaging head helps prevent recession and sensitivity since the forces are spread over a great surface area, the design reduces toothbrush waste by 93% because you keep the same handle and just replace the heads. I also travel with the Radius Travel, which has the exact same head as the regular model.
Yes, it’s possible to get a great electric toothbrush for just $20. This is the one I’ve been recommending for over 20 years to my patients. It’s a single-setting brush with no frills, and it does the job safely. As with any toothbrush, just make sure to replace those toothbrush heads every 4-6 weeks to avoid gum or enamel damage!
Sonic toothbrush vibrations help to break up particles of food and bacteria in the open spaces of teeth exposed by gum recession. Since recession can’t be reversed, it’s vital to slow it down as much as possible. The subscription service ensures the head gets replaced often. My readers get 10% off with the code ASKTHEDDS. Click here to read my full review of the Boka brush.
There aren’t many snack foods that I can wholeheartedly recommend, but these make the cut. The brand uses heritage raised on small family farms. Manchego cheese is superior to cow’s cheese and serves to neutralize the acid attack on teeth. All of this results in a readily available, highly satiating snack that is paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. Plus it’s kid-friendly—my toddler granddaughter eats this stuff up.
With The Pegan Diet’s food-is-medicine approach, Mark Hyman explains how to combine the best aspects of the paleo diet (good fats, limited refined carbs, limited sugar) with the vegan diet (lots and lots of fresh, healthy veggies) to create a delicious diet that is not only good for your brain and your body, but also good for the planet. Packed with practical tips and advice, The Pegan Diet offers a balanced and easy-to-follow approach to eating that will help you get, and stay, fit, healthy, focused, and happy—for life.
This extensive guide tells you everything you need to know about cavities and how to reverse them.
Most prenatals don’t have everything needed for strong dental health for mom and proper oral development for the baby in utero. This is the only one I’ve found that has everything a dentist could want for his patients a single multi: vitamins K2, D3 and E, omega-3s, methylated folate (to prevent tongue tie), iodine, iron, and magnesium.
Super soft bristles are gentle enough for a baby, ensuring positive experiences early on. Second, the 360° design because babies and toddlers can’t twist their wrist to angle a brush properly. For how to introduce it, see my YouTube video where I introduce my granddaughter to her first toothbrush.
Chewable strawberry tablet with targeted oral probiotic strains to support bacterial diversity, which is key for better dental check-ups. I like Hyperbiotics for their strict manufacturing standards and rigorous testing on survivability of strains.
Looking for a low-cost alternative to mouth tape? Try Nexcare, a tape developed for sensitive skin that won’t hurt when it comes off. It’s just sticky enough to keep your lips closed during sleep while allowing for your mouth to easily open if you have issues breathing through your nose at night.
We need more Vitamin C than we think; Vitamin C requirements were set to prevent scurvy, but are too low for optimal gum health. With Vitamin C on board, the blood vessels in the gums are less likely to become inflamed and necrose. My wife and I swish with this on an empty stomach every morning. Tastes great. Rinse afterwards since it’s acidic!