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Our objective reviews of the most popular oral health care products

Reviewing the Most Popular Oral Health Products

Written by 
Floyd Gregori
Medically Reviewed by

There are thousands of products on the market meant to improve your oral health. But which ones actually work, and which ones are useless?

We try to review all of the most popular products out there. Our reviews are based on our personal experience, dental professionals’ advice, and customer reviews. We try to be as objective as we can so our readers only buy the best products and don’t waste their money.

We provide reviews for:

  • Clear aligners
  • Teeth whitening
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Water flossers
  • Any other new products that catch consumers' attention
Last updated on 
May 24, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Are at-home clear aligners safe?

Yes, for mild cases of malocclusion, at-home clear aligners are safe. For moderate to severe cases, at-home aligners are an option, but people must be very committed to their treatment timeline and the instructions their dentist provides.

Is at-home teeth whitening safe?

Yes, at-home whitening kits use the same ingredients as in-office whitening treatments (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide), but in lower concentrations. As long as you follow the instructions that come with your LED kit or whitening strips, you should get good results with minimal side effects.

Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?

The most important factors in removing plaque and preventing decay are your brushing technique and the length of time you spend brushing.

Electric toothbrushes can improve and simplify your brushing technique. They require much less technique and dexterity. However, as long as you use the correct method and brush for 2 minutes, a manual toothbrush can keep your mouth healthy.

Should I use floss or a water flosser?

Floss and water flossers are types of interdental (between teeth) cleaners. The best type of interdental cleaner is the one that you will use every day.

Water flossers may be slightly more effective at removing plaque, but floss and floss picks are also sufficient as long as you use them daily. If you struggle keeping a flossing routine, a water flosser might help you develop better habits.

Key Terms

Clear Aligners

Hydrogen Peroxide/Carbamide Peroxide

PAP+

In-Office/At-Home

Sonic Technology

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces. They are virtually invisible and removable trays that correct misaligned teeth. You can get in-office treatment with companies like Invisalign. There are also remote options, like Byte, where you never have to visit a dentist office. Candid provides a hybrid model where you begin treatment in office and then monitor progress remotely.
Learn More:
Clear Aligners: How They Work, Popular Brands & Costs

Hydrogen Peroxide/Carbamide Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are safe, naturally occurring compounds. They are the most common ingredients in teeth whitening products. Both are safe and produce nearly identical results with minimal side effects.
Learn More:
https://www.newmouth.com/dentistry/cosmetic/whitening/methods/

PAP+

PAP stands for phthalimido peroxy caproic acid, and + refers to other supporting ingredients such as hydroxyapatite and potassium citrate.
PAP is a new whitening agent that is an alternative to hydrogen and carbamide peroxide. For some people, it provides equal results with less tooth sensitivity. It is the main ingredient in Hismile whitening products.
Learn More:
https://www.newmouth.com/blog/hismile-teeth-whitening-review/

In-Office/At-Home

In-office treatments are procedures that happen in a dental office. You are required to visit the dentist to purchase, undergo, and monitor the treatment. At-home treatments are products that you can purchase and use yourself. In-office treatment typically provides higher safety levels, while at-home treatments are much more convenient.
Learn More:
https://www.newmouth.com/blog/at-home-aligners-safety/

Sonic Technology

An electric toothbrush with “sonic” technology quickly vibrates the brush heads side to side. To qualify as a sonic toothbrush, it must vibrate fast enough to make an audible humming sound. Other types of electric toothbrushes may have oscillating rotary heads that rotate back and forth. Ultrasonic toothbrushes use an inaudible, super high-frequency vibration.
Learn More:
https://www.newmouth.com/blog/sonicare-toothbrush/
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