Last Updated: August 2, 2021

30 best oral health & dental care products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 43 min read

Oral health and hygiene may not be the most toothsome topic, but it’s an important one to get a "handle" on. Okay, seriously, aside from the obvious discomfort of a trip to the dentist to fill cavities, there’s gum disease (or periodontal disease) to consider — a major health risk linked to a host of other problems such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. But the scary stuff isn't the only reason you should develop a good oral health routine.


The good news? Knowing how to use the best oral care products for cleaning your teeth and gums — and even your tongue — will help you protect them against tartar buildup, tooth decay, and foul breath. Look for natural, planet-friendly products free of harmful ingredients.


And, remember, dental health products aren’t just for adults. Teenagers, children, and even infants without permanent teeth can get cavities that lead to more serious complications. To help you select the best toothpaste, best toothbrush, and best dental floss for your family, we’ve gathered a list of Grove favorites.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. hello hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste

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Hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste is an evolved, modern naturally derived toothpaste that uses activated charcoal to gently remove stains and particles from your teeth. Charcoal probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about whitening your teeth. So, what’s the deal with everyone using hello …

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4 Oz
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2. Preserve Ultra Soft Toothbrush

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Can you handle this? The handle on this Preserve Ultra Soft Toothbrush is made completely from recycled yogurt cups — that’s pretty cool if you ask us. Plus, Preserve worked closely with some of the best dental professionals out there to make sure every part of this toothbrush was created with the purpose of providing top care to your pearly …

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1 Toothbrush
$3.19
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3. hello hello Kids Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Natural Watermelon

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Getting kids to brush their teeth is no easy task. That’s why starting them young with a flavorful toothpaste like hello Kids Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Natural Watermelon can make all the difference. For kids, brushing with a spicy mint is sometimes less exciting than brushing with a tasty watermelon flavor. Plus, this hello fluoride free …

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4.2 Oz
$3.99
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4. Dr. Tung's Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner

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Get rid of bad breath and bacteria lickety-split with Dr. Tung's Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner. This tongue cleaner is made from high-quality stainless steel, which makes it easy to clean, and it comes with a convenient fabric pouch for keeping it clean when storing it. It features a curved edge to scrape off bacteria and soft plaque in just a …

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1 ct
$8.25
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5. hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

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Brush away plaque and stains with hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste. The cavity-fighting protection of fluoride combined with the whitening power of a calcium mineral blend make this a powerful toothpaste for tackling tough tartar. Natural ingredients like coconut oil and tea tree oil work together to control odor-causing bacteria to …

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4.7 Oz
$4.99
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6. Tom's of Maine Whole Care Anticavity Mouthwash

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Get the fresh minty flavor you expect from a mouthwash without the sting of alcohol when you choose this Tom's of Maine Whole Care Anticavity Mouthwash. This mouthwash helps to fight cavities and bad breath by stopping odor-causing bacteria. It also cleans between your teeth to strengthen your enamel and restores minerals, too. This Tom's of Maine …

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16 oz
$5.49
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7. Preserve Medium Toothbrush

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Innovation meets sustainability when it comes to this Preserve Medium Toothbrush. This eco-friendly toothbrush was created with the help of top dental professionals to keep your teeth their healthiest — plus, unlike other oral care alternatives, it was also designed to have minimal impact on the environment, too. Its plastic, curved handle is made …

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1 Toothbrush
$3.19
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8. Tom's of Maine Botanically Bright Fluoride-Free, SLS-Free Toothpaste

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Tom's of Maine Botanically Bright Fluoride-Free, SLS-Free Toothpaste is exactly that. Unlike toothpastes that rely on a chemical clean, this natural toothpaste is made without SLS, a sulfate that’s commonly used in products as a foaming agent. But that doesn’t mean your teeth won’t gleam! This whitening toothpaste gently foams with plant-derived …

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4.7 oz
$5.49
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9. Radius Source Toothbrush

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Tired of tossing your toothbrush into the trash? Switch to a Radius Source Toothbrush and you’ll cut way back on plastic usage and waste. The handle of this soft-bristled toothbrush is composed of recycled materials, while the gum-massaging heads are replaceable. Simply swap yours for a pack of Radius Source Replacement Heads when you’re ready. …

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1 Toothbrush
$9.99
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10. hello Sensitivity Relief + Whitening Soothing Mint Fluoride Toothpaste

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There’s nothing more painful than having sensitive teeth (or a cavity). Whether you have a mint sensitivity or some other issue, hello Sensitivity Relief Soothing Mint Fluoride Toothpaste might be the answer to your mouth’s needs. This natural toothpaste is packed with healthy ingredients like coconut oil and aloe vera gel to soothe sensitive gums …

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4 Oz
$5.99
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11. Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash

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Get tingling-clean, fresh breath without the burn using this Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash. Unlike other mouthwashes, this naturally derived mouthwash uses no alcohol, dyes, artificial sweeteners, or sulfate. It's gentle and fluoride-free, but still works hard to protect your mouth and teeth, along with brushing, from bad breath, and is …

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16 Oz
$4.99
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12. hello Activated Charcoal Extra Freshening Mouthwash

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There’s more to keeping your oral health at its best than just brushing twice a day. Keep your pearly whites and your gums their cleanest with this hello Activated Charcoal Extra Freshening Mouthwash. This activated charcoal mouthwash is dye-free, SLS-free, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, and it contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors. Plus, it’s …

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16 Oz
$6.99
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13. Dr. Tung's Smart Floss®

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This natural Dr. Tung's Smart Floss has the amazing ability to instantly adapt to the unique contours of your teeth. The floss stretches and expands, creating a larger surface area to better remove plaque and food particles. In fact, this smart dental floss is clinically proven to remove up to 55% more plaque than other common floss types. Smart …

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30 yds
$4.95
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14. hello Antiplaque + Whitening Toothpaste Tabs

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The perfect travel companions, hello Antiplaque + Whitening Toothpaste Tabs keep your teeth white and your suitcase light. These little gems offer up a smarter way to whiten teeth, providing a plastic-free alternative to traditional toothpaste tubes. Packaged in a reusable tin, these chewable tablets are an easy, effective option for fighting …

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60 Tabs
$8.99
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15. Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste

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Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste really does it all — it prevents tartar buildup, fights cavities, strengthens enamel, and gently whitens your teeth. Plus, it leaves behind a pleasant peppermint flavor for fresh breath that lasts all day.

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1 Tube, 4 Oz
$4.99
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16. Radius Totz Toothbrush

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Teaching young children how to brush their teeth can be a chore. The Radius Totz Toothbrush makes toothbrushing a breeze. With gentle yet effective bristles and an easy-to-maneuver handle, this lightweight toothbrush for your tot makes oral care for kids a lot more fun. There’s a reason the Radius Totz is a best-selling toothbrush.

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1 Toothbrush
$3.99
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17. Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste

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This Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste is USDA Organic, biodegradable, vegan, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s made in the USA and helps freshen breath, fight plaque, and whiten teeth without the use of fluoride or sulfates. Plus, it comes in a 100-percent recyclable tube and box for an eco-friendly paste that’ll create less waste.

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5 Oz
$6.49
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18. hello Charcoal Bristle BPA-Free Toothbrush

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Say goodbye, landfill-loving toothbrushes ... and hello Charcoal Bristle BPA-Free Toothbrush, a planet-friendly toothbrush. This charcoal bristle toothbrush has an ergonomically designed handle and is made from naturally derived materials like cornstarch. The activated charcoal bristles are gentle yet effective in cleaning hard-to-reach places for …

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1 Count
$3.99
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19. hello Kids Unicorn Sparkle Fluoride Toothpaste

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This hello Kids Unicorn Sparkle Fluoride Toothpaste actually encourages kids to brush their teeth! Each tube of sparkly toothpaste is formulated with high-quality sweeteners like xylitol and stevia plus the natural flavor of bubble gum. All that unicorn magic works brilliantly to encourage children ages two and up to develop good hygiene habits. …

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4.2 oz
$4.99
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20. Preserve Kids Soft Toothbrush

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Kids are sure to go wild for this Preserve Kids Soft Toothbrush. Not only does this kids toothbrush feature a pea-pod shaped handle designed just for little ones’ hands, but its packaging features fun facts about endangered animals, too. Plus, a part of each sale goes to support the National Wildlife Federation, and the toothbrush itself is made …

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1 Toothbrush - Ages 2-8
$3.29
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21. Schmidt's Toothpaste

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Regular brushing with Schmidt's Toothpaste helps to keep plaque and tartar from building up on teeth and gums. This natural toothpaste is made with plenty of healthy ingredients instead of harsh chemicals, making it a must-have for the entire family. Its refreshing, minty flavor is sweetened with stevia leaf extract so it isn’t sharp or bitter — …

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4.7 oz
$5.99
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22. Preserve Recycled Ocean Plastic Toothbrush (Soft)

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Crush cavities while taking a stand against wasteful oral care products with this Preserve Ocean Plastic Toothbrush. This Preserve toothbrush is made with recycled ocean plastic, soft nylon bristles, and an easy-to-grip curved handle. Preserve, a certified B corporation, consulted closely with dental professionals to design this toothbrush to get …

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1 ct
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23. hello Charcoal Toothpaste Tabs

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Say goodbye to globs of toothpaste left in the sink and hello to a clean, fresh mouth without the mess. Hello Charcoal Toothpaste Tabs offer up a revolutionary way to get your teeth sparkling clean without the hassle of traditional toothpaste tubes. Made with powerful, all-natural ingredients like activated charcoal, coconut, oil, and fresh mint, …

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60 Tabs
$8.99
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24. Radius Floss Pack

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The first USDA certified organic floss brings both function and sustainability to the table. Coated in organic coconut oil with cavity-fighting erythritol in plastic-free packaging, it’s time to make flossing fun.

Available in two flavors, Peppermint or Clove Cardamom.
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55 yd
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25. Davids Natural Toothpaste - Peppermint + Charcoal

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If you’re looking for a natural toothpaste that’s healthy yet effective, try Davids Natural Toothpaste – Peppermint and Charcoal. This fluoride-free toothpaste is designed to remove plaque, whiten your teeth, and freshen your breath. Each recyclable metal tube of peppermint and charcoal toothpaste is made in the USA. A tube key roller is included …

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5.25 oz
$9.99
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26. The Humble Co. Dental Floss Picks - Mint

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Being the world’s best material isn’t an easy task, so sometimes we have to give bamboo a breather.

Plant-based materials do the trick in these floss picks and together with a slightly minty and textured thread that is carefully designed to gently remove the hidden nasties and leave your mouth feeling so fresh and so clean.

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50 count
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27. hello Naturally Healthy Rinse Refill Pouch

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We all know that using less plastic helps to save the planet from environmental pollution. Using this hello Naturally Healthy Rinse Refill Pouch to replenish your mouthwash helps, too! In fact, this mouthwash refill uses 80% less plastic than two 16-ounce hello mouthwash bottles and caps combined. Simply twist off the cap, pour the mouthwash into …

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32 fl oz
$9.99
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28. The Humble Co. Dental Floss Picks - Charcoal

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Being the world’s best material isn’t an easy task, so sometimes we have to give bamboo a breather.

Plant-based materials do the trick in these floss picks and together with a slightly minty and textured thread that is carefully designed to gently remove the hidden nasties and leave your mouth feeling so fresh and so clean.

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50 count
$3.99
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29. The Humble Co. Adult Bamboo Toothbrush - Soft

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The original that took the world by storm.

Cleans just as well as a plastic toothbrush but made from mother earth’s best invention, bamboo. Equipped with the highest quality nylon bristles to ensure dentist-approved results, this iconic toothbrush has to date sold in excess of 35 million pieces.

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1 count
$4.99
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30. Tom's of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste Gel

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Brush away bad breath and your last meal with Tom's of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Toothpaste Gel. This toothpaste gel has a refreshing spearmint flavor and a soothing gel texture with naturally derived whitening properties. Tom’s toothpaste ingredients are naturally sourced and are healthy for you, your kiddos, and mother earth. This paste uses …

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1 Tube, 4.7 Oz
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FAQs

What is a good oral hygiene routine?

Creating healthy daily habits is vital to developing a good oral hygiene routine. That includes selecting the best oral care products to get the job done, from choosing the best toothpaste to finding the right toothbrushes for you and your family.


Brushing and flossing your teeth properly, however, is just as important for dental care as the products you use. Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and flossing a minimum of once a day.


Tilt your toothbrush at an angle and brush teeth in circular motions. After flossing, gently scrape or brush bacteria off your tongue. Finally, swish vigorously with mouthwash, which reduces the amount of acid in your mouth. (If you’re using a fluoride toothpaste, wait 30 minutes after brushing so you don’t wash away the fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel.)


Too tired at the end of the day? Resist crawling into bed without brushing your teeth! Brushing — and flossing — gets rid of food particles in the grooves of your teeth and around your gums. If allowed to linger overnight, these can promote the growth of bacteria, which leads to tooth decay and gingivitis (early gum disease).


How do you avoid cavities?

Even the tiniest cavity can wreak havoc in your mouth if it goes untreated. But tooth decay actually takes time to occur, so prevention is key.


One of the best ways to avoid cavities is to be mindful about what foods you put into your mouth. Sodas, fruit juices, and sugary treats are major culprits when it comes to tooth decay. Why? Bacteria in your mouth convert sugars and starches into acids that wear down the minerals in the enamel on your teeth, which then causes cavities.


Acidic foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes, coffee, tea, and wine can also soften the enamel on your teeth, so wait before you rush to brush them. Instead, swish your mouth with water between daily cleanings to help wash away acids that may cling to your teeth.


Better yet, switch to healthier snacks like raw, crunchy vegetables and fruits, such as carrots and apples, which naturally clean plaque from your teeth and stimulate saliva that neutralizes acids.


To maintain good dental health: Establish a daily oral hygiene routine, change your toothbrush every few months, and visit a dentist for semi-annual cleanings and oral checkups.


Is charcoal good for your teeth?

Yes, actually, charcoal is good for your teeth. In fact, using charcoal powder to clean teeth dates all the way back to Roman times. But before you rip open a bag of charcoal briquettes — please don’t! — consider that some of the best toothpaste options include activated charcoal toothpaste, available with or without fluoride.


So how does this gentle stain remover work? Activated charcoal (also called activated carbon) is processed at very high temperatures to make a porous substance, which allows food particles to adhere to it. As activated charcoal toothpaste tends to cover your teeth in black foam, it may seem counterintuitive to use it as a teeth whitener. However, this mildly abrasive tooth cleaning agent is designed to polish those pearly whites while fighting tartar and odor-causing bacteria.


Other natural dental health products that use activated charcoal include charcoal toothpaste tabs, activated charcoal-infused floss, and charcoal bristle toothbrushes.


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