Tooth Tools of the Trade

From the peculiar to the innovative, here’s up-to-date ways to keep teeth in top shape.

By Amanda Zurita December 19, 2012 Published in the January 2013 issue of Seattle Met

Baby Banana Brush ($10)
Village Maternity,
The bendable toothbrush has soft silicone bristles for sensitive baby mouths and banana peel handles for easy gripping.


Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 Rechargeable Toothbrush ($160)
For toothbrush techies, this Cadillac of electric brushes features pressure sensors and a wireless monitor to help improve brushing habits.


Umbra Grassy Organizer ($9)
The Container Store, 
Bringing nature into the bathroom, the rubber organizer from Umbra is a whimsical way to store your brushes and toothpastes.


Breakfast Floss ($6)
Archie McPhee, 
For all those times you forget to eat breakfast, Archie McPhee has you covered with a three-pack of coffee, waffle, and bacon-flavored dental floss. Yum.


Topland Etiquette Breath Checker ($60)
AC Gears,
How bad is your breath, really? This pocket-sized breath analyzer takes a whiff and rates your breath on a scale from irresistible to rotting animal.


Source Recycled Toothbrush by Radius ($7) 
Whole Foods,
The sleek handles are made from 97 percent recycled currency, flax, and wood, and feature replaceable brush heads that help reduce waste.


Philips Sonicare Airfloss ($90)
The rechargeable Airfloss blasts microdroplets of water and air between teeth to remove plaque and speed up flossing.


Published: January 2013

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