I want this experience of wearing braces and having my bite corrected to be as healthy and sustainable as possible.

That means seeking out the healthiest options for the dental products I’m supposed to be using. Some are regular oral care; some are specific to braces. The products I’m using are:

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TOOTHPASTE

JASON Seafresh Spearmint. I love the taste of this toothpaste. My teeth and mouth feel great after I use it. (I also recommend Tom’s of Maine toothpastes.)

FLOURIDE RINSE

#1 My favorite is Tom’s of Maine’s Lemon-Lime flavored Natural Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash for a Dry Mouth. Read my review.

#2 The Natural Dentist Fluoride Rinse which was sweeter than I’d wanted. I prefer thenatural dentist fluoride rinse Tom’s, but this would have been an OK alternative. I couldn’t find it in any store nearby, so have asked the local Whole Foods to order it for me. But it looks like you can get it on Amazon. Read my review.

#3 I do not recommend Tom’s of Maine’s Spearmint-flavored Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash, unless you think that mouthwashes aren’t effective unless they torture your mouth. It stung and felt like overkill. Read my review here.

LIP BALM

Burt’s Bees lip balms, both regular and tinted. Traditional lip balms are petroleum-based, which doesn’t work for your health nor the planet’s long-term health. For more lip balms recommendations, read this Ideal Bite tip.

desert essence flossDENTAL FLOSS/TAPE

Desert Essence Dental Tape. This floss uses natural antiseptic tea tree oil in its wax, which gives it an added boost. Read my review.

I do not recommend Tom’s of Maine Natural Antiplaque Flat Floss because it shreds easily. Read my review.

Reviews of other floss options: dental flossers and Brytonpick floss alternative.

Still to be researched:

  • toothbrush
  • floss threader