Dental Self-Care at Home

Research has found that self-care enables many to retain a sense of control during trying times, and also keeps spirits elevated. Taking the time to indulge in daily self-care routines, especially ones you normally neglect because of time pressure, can be a way of using your free time wisely. People trapped at home are giving more attention to their teeth to improve their smiles on Zoom and Skype video conferencing, so we recommend these fantastic products for flashing your brightest at-home smile in spite of it all:

To start with, trade your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one. Did you know that more than one billion plastic toothbrushes end up in landfill each year? Why not choose a new toothbrush made out of bamboo? Bamboo is a biodegradable, anti-bacterial fast-growing plant that’s naturally pest resistant and absorbs five times more carbon dioxide while producing 35% more oxygen. The collection of MamaP is fun and colorful and brushes your teeth thoroughly without harming the surface. The paint is non-toxic and the paper used to ship them is kraft paper and cardboard.  Choose the color that fits your favorite non-profit for social justice or environmental conservation, as a portion of sales goes to The Ocean Foundation, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, The Trevor Project and Planned Parenthood. Help support this progressive minority woman-owned business that takes care of your teeth and the planet at the same time. Order one of these unique brushes at

Trade your regular fluoride toothpaste for Native’s fluoride clean formula, anti-cavity toothpaste. The Whitening Wild Mint flavor with peppermint oil is delicious and soft on the teeth, leaving a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth. No sulfate, no parabens, no triclosan. The toothpaste is made with hydrated silica derived from naturally-occuring minerals to whiten teeth, xylitol is extracted from birch tree bark and serves as a sugar substitute, and sodium cocoyl glutamate offers a natural cleanse.
For every unit sold, Native donates a tube of toothpaste to Hope & Comfort, whose mission is to provide essential hygiene products to young adults in need, so as to support their health, self-esteem, and hygiene. Available at or Target stores.

HiSmile has created a Day and Night Toothpaste Collection that combines a day toothpaste to prevent stains and whiten your teeth with a Night Toothpaste to remove stains and gradually whiten teeth painlessly. Key ingredients include a microshield wax that prevents stains from occurring, aloe vera that works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient, activated charcoal to remove surface stains and bentonite clay, and a mineral-rich substance to polish teeth and remove plaque without damaging the teeth or gums. Order at

Despite not being able to venture outside, people in the United States are demonstrating that they care to look their best even in confinement when making Zoom work calls or chatting on Face time with friends or family. Sales of whitening kits have been increasing since the home confinement has started. For painless, natural teeth whitening, the HiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit is excellent. Formulated with a peroxide-free active whitening ingredient, it whitens and brightens your teeth without any pain or sensitivity in 6 days. The trays are easy to use and require only 10 minutes for each session. You can do it while watching Netflix or answering email;

Smile when you can, because we will get through this together.

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