When you think of the words "luxurious" and "relaxing," does the action of brushing your teeth pop into your mind? Probably not. It’s probably associated with terrible memories of the dentist, the pain of braces or just seen as a chore. But why can’t brushing your teeth be a luxurious part of your day? Here are some ways to make brushing your teeth a little more sacred.
Toss your boring toothbrush!
Ditch your clunky electric toothbrush for a high-powered quip. With a sleek design, a variety of color options and refill plans, quip makes you look cool while you stay hygienic. They have electric brushes starting at $30 and manual brushes starting at $10.
Twigbrush is a natural teeth-cleaning twig made from the Salvadora Persica tree, also known as the miswak. It's a natural and traditional alternative to the modern toothbrush, with the earliest documented use being in Babylonia in 3500 B.C. They retail for $5.99 each.
The problem is in the paste
Oil pulling is a remedy rooted in Ayurvedic medicine. It's the act of swishing oil (usually coconut, sesame or sunflower) to detox and support oral health. Most people use organic coconut oil due to its pleasant taste. The idea is simple — swish about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes several times a week and reap the benefits.
If you find you’re bored with the same old mint paste, try switching up your toothpaste flavors. Marvis is a contemporary Italian toothpaste brand with seven different toothpaste flavors. You can find Marvis toothpastes at Sephora, Urban Outfitters or online. Try the 7 Days of Flavor Set for $36.
Make your dentist happy and FLOSS
Created by the Cu sisters with the goal of making the dull, often-forgotten ritual of flossing fun, Cocofloss makes gross, stringy floss a thing of the past. Available in four different flavors, try this floss to switch up your brushing routine. Cocofloss retails for $8 per pack, but there are multipacks available.
Now get brushing!