Most people groan when they think of the dentist. They think, it’s that time of year AGAIN? Or, they worry that they’ll have a cavity, need a new filling, or some other kind of scary dental work. Even if no serious dental procedure has to get done, I doubt anyone is ever jumping for joy when they schedule that next appointment.
For me, even though I wouldn’t say the dentist is my favorite place to be, I have never had any issues or fear when going in for my checkups. In fact, my dentist LOVES me! Every time I go, I get raving reviews about how beautiful and healthy my teeth are. I’ve never even had a cavity. Not even once!
I always walk away from the dentist feeling great about my teeth and gums because my oral care routine is on point! Want to know how to make your dentist love you too? Keep on reading for my oral care tips and products!
My Favorite Oral Care Products
You may recall in the past I reviewed Smile Brilliant’s CariPro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush and have been VERY pleased with the results. I have never used another toothbrush since!
Smile Brilliant’s oral care products are custom-formulated with the latest research to improve oral care through real science and innovation. Their lab-direct process makes achieving professional results at an affordable price easy. In the last few years, they’ve taken this model and expanded their line of oral health products. Now, there’s something for everyone! From the newest in the cariPRO line – a cordless water flosser that allows for easy and effective cleaning – to a custom night guard system to protect the teeth from nighttime grinding.
I’ve always taken great care of my teeth, but flossing has been something that’s been hard for me to do on a regular basis. It’s such an important part of an oral care routine, but it’s just so mundane and time consuming! The back of my teeth are hard to reach and my gums bleed occasionally when using string floss. How miserable! I know a lot of people struggle with this too, so when Smile Brilliant wanted to give me their new water flosser to try, I was thrilled! Finally, a product that seems like it’ll make flossing kind of fun!
I had heard of oral irrigators before, but I didn’t realize why they are so great. This oral irrigator uses a long tip to shoot water between your teeth. Now I’m able to easily reach the back of my teeth and the water is super gentle on my gums. Even for someone who has found it hard to make flossing a regular part of their oral care routine, I’m now flossing (almost hehe) every day!
About the cariPRO™ Water Flosser
- Shown to be 50% more effective than string floss
- Using the water flosser results in 99.9% less plaque in the treated areas
- Ergonomic slim design that easily fits on the bathroom sink
- 3 floss modes (normal, soft, pulse) with 4 specialty floss tips for even those with braces, restorations such as crowns and bridges, as well as periodontal pockets
- Easy interval timing
- Waterproof for shower or bath
- 60 day easy return & 2 year manufacturer warranty
To get your own cariPRO™ Water Flosser, use my discount code: heylifestylee20 for 20% off your purchase!
My Top Oral Care Tips
Dentists always tell us to brush at least twice a day for two minutes and to floss daily. I make it a point in my self care routine every morning and night to do my skincare (face and body) and my oral care too. Having a set daily routine helps you build these positive, healthy habits!
For my oral care routine I always follow dentist’s suggestions and brush for two minutes – my CariPro Ultrasonic electric toothbrush with the smart timer helps keep me accountable – but flossing has always been harder for me to stay consistent with. That’s why using an electric flosser to match my electric toothbrush is so necessary! Smile Brilliant has a solution for people that find it hard to floss as well as for those flossing with sensitive gums and it truly does work. Easy flossing is now an option!
Additionally, don’t forget to brush your tongue and use mouthwash when you’re done brushing and flossing your teeth. Sometimes people forget to brush their tongue but that’s where a lot of bacteria can build up and cause bad breath!
The order I like best is actually to floss first, then brush your teeth and your tongue, and finally close out the routine with mouthwash. Don’t rinse with water at the end either! This helps the mouthwash do its job right! (Apparently you’re not supposed to rinse your toothpaste out with water either, so if you give that a try, let me know how it works for you!)
Become an Oral Care Pro With These Additional Products
Not only does their electric flosser help a lot to stop bleeding gums and help you maintain your routine, but they have plaque highlighters as well. These plaque highlighters – for kids & adults – use temporary oral dye to show areas plaque is gathering so it can be removed by good brushing and flossing! This makes it impossible not to see those hard to reach areas where you might have missed a few spots from normal brushing.
If you want to step it up a notch, Smile Brilliant even has oral probiotics that replace healthy microbiome after brushing. This helps repopulate your mouth with good bacteria for optimal oral health! Who would have thought that there’d be probiotics for your mouth! Don’t forget to try the custom night guard system to protect the teeth from nighttime grinding if you experience that as well.
If you want to step up your own oral care routine, use my discount code: heylifestylee20 for 20% off your purchase! Happy brushing!