7 Goods That Make Brushing Your Teeth Fun (Yes, Really)

For years, my dentist and Waterpik-devoted mom begged me to invest in an electric toothbrush. But, it wasn't until recently that I finally caved and bought a highly-rated one that I was able to snap up on sale from Amazon. Much to my surprise, this procrastinated dental purchase low-key changed my life — and not because of any obvious oral-hygiene benefits. The transformative experience was wrapped up in the act of brushing my teeth and how this new gadget actually made it (dare I say) fun.

Despite considering myself a mature and independent twenty-something, what psyched me up most about my electric toothbrush wasn't the 30-second alert that carefully allotted time for cleaning each quadrant of my mouth. Instead of having anything to do with the myriad of hi-tech settings (that I still don't completely understand), my pure glee was trigged by the customizable ring of light that I could change from baby blue to neon green in a matter of taps on my phone (New York's hottest club? My Brooklyn bathroom). Simple as this may seem, it inspired me to fully trick out my oral-care routine with a lineup of goods that I actually look forward to using every day.


Scroll on to check out my top seven picks, from cake-batter-flavored toothpaste to coconut-infused floss and beyond. It's never too late to get the tooth party started.

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Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush

It's pricey, but you won't find a sleeker or smarter toothbrush around. Featuring bling-y rose gold accents (I sprung for the lilac) and customizable colorful lights via the Oral-B app, it makes brushing my teeth a real #lituation.
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Smile Direct Club bright on Premium Teeth Whitening Kit

More lights! This top-rated teeth-whitening kit is powered by an LED accelerator light that activates the gel formula to lift stains and ensure that your pearly whites stay, well, pearly white.
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Risewell Mineral Toothpaste

Okay, technically, this stuff is marketed for kids — but we'd be lying if we adults (me) didn't thoroughly enjoy the cake batter flavor, too.
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Hello CBD Tea Tree Oil Fluoride Toothpaste

For a grownups-only option that includes fluoride (again, based on a recommendation from my dentist): I've been very into this CBD toothpaste from Hello.

Please note, however, that Hello cannot make any claims to CBD benefits — but is able to provide the following quote from Dr. Lawrence Fung, DDS, founder of Silicon Beach Dental, on the topic of CBD benefits for oral care: "CBD is a new ingredient in personal care, especially oral care. While there hasn’t been a lot of clinical studies showing all of its benefits specific to oral care, we do know that CBD can have anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. CBD in theory can help minimize pain after procedures because it can help reduce inflammation greatly. By reducing inflammation, we can assume that oral issues like gingivitis, sensitivity, receding gums, and even TMJ (jaw joint) issues, can be improved. However, all of these needs to be further researched as there is not enough clinical evidence to support these claims yet."
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The Humble Co. Brush

Colorful handles are one thing, but tinted bristles will be the style statement no one saw coming.

This top-rated eco pick is made from sustainably-sourced bamboo, and better yet is super affordable at just $5 a brush.
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By Humankind Mouthwash

As someone who used to think mouthwash didn't work unless it tasted like fiery mint and brought tears to my eyes, I was skeptical about this eco-friendly mouthwash kit — but this chic plastic-free version ended up being clean and sustainable oral care done right.

All you need to do is fill the cup to the line with lukewarm water, drop in a tablet, and let it dissolve completely (cue Alka-Seltzer slo-mo commercial) — then just swish the resulting potion around in your mouth and ta-da, you're done.
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Yes, floss can be fun! Cocofloss' elevated packaging and innovative flavors (which include coconut, strawberry, and the summery orange seen here) will actually make you look forward to deep-cleaning your teeth after eating.
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