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Best Black Friday Deals on Oral Care Products

Happy Thanksgiving!

This entire week is a great time to get deals on electric toothbrushes, hydroxyapatite toothpaste, and much more.

Many of you have asked me via Instagram for a round-up of the Black Friday deals for my favorite oral care products, so here we go:

Boka Holiday Kit

Best All-in-One Deal with Everything I Recommend

Black Friday Deal: Use the link here and save an additional 15% by using the code ASKTHEDDS at checkout.

What It Is: Overall, this is the best deal with the full suite of everything I recommend: a sonic electric toothbrush which outperforms oscillatory electric brushes at getting into the in-between spaces, two replacement heads two tubes of hydroxyapatite toothpaste, and two manual brushes and floss.

Why I Like It:

This is the hydroxyapatite toothpaste I use daily, which has cured my sensitivityThe active ingredient, hydroxyapatite, is as effective as fluoride in re-mineralizing tooth structure, but without the toxicity concerns of fluorideThe refills program, because so much of gum recession and sensitivity is caused by not replacing toothbrush heads as often as we should (every 4-8 weeks)

Sonicare DiamondClean

Best Sonic Brush with App

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 11% off starting today

What It Is: Rechargeable electric toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity

Why I Like It:

Sonic brushes are better than oscillatory at reducing gingival inflammation and reaching in between the teeth and gumsThe connected app has good UX and shows you which areas you missed, which is the next best thing to getting a dentist’s live feedback on your brushing

Oral-B Vitality

Best for Staining

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 29% off starting today

What It Is: The best budget electric toothbrush that I recommend for anyone with a high-carbohydrate diet, lots of plaque and/or stain buildup)

Why I Like It:

If you don’t care about any of the bells and whistles, and just want an electric toothbrush that does a quality job with no gimmicks, this is itReduces plaque and gingivitis more than manual toothbrushes, without any injury to gums

For Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Melissa & Doug Dentist Kit

Best Kids Gift

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 27% off starting today while supplies last

What It Is: Dentist Kit with pretend play set of teeth and dental accessories (26 Toy Pieces)

Why I Like It:

For years, I’ve wanted to get my granddaughter a dental play kit. But all of them are way too scary—except for this one, which launched just last month. Kids learn via play, and this play kit teaches habits they’ll carry into adulthood.Eases fear and anxiety for positive, stress-free dentist visits

RiseWell Hydroxyapatite Kids Toothpaste

Best Fluoride Alternative

Black Friday Deal: Get it here and save 10% by using the code ASKTHEDENTIST upon checkout

What It Is: A hydroxyapatite toothpaste for kids made of 100% safe and natural ingredients that effectively clean and protect the teeth

Why I Like It:

Made with naturally-derived hydroxyapatite, a mineral that makes up 90% of our tooth enamelAs effective as fluoride in re-mineralizing tooth structure without the concerns of fluorideMy granddaughter loves the birthday cake flavor

Jordan Step 1 Baby Toothbrush

Best Baby Brush

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 33% off starting today

What It Is: My favorite toothbrush for babies 6-12 months old

Why I Like It:

Soft bristles ensure a positive experience from day oneLarge rubber handle is easy for babies to hold, hard to choke on

DrFormulas Nexabiotic Powder

Best Probiotic Supplement

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 21% off starting today

What It Is: Probiotic powder for babies and kids

Why I Like It:

Formula contains both prebiotics and probiotics, both of which are needed to properly support bacterial diversity in a developing oral microbiomeCan be mixed in with both formula or breast milk

FLOSS

RiseWell Hydroxyapatite Floss

Best for Chronic Cavities

Black Friday Deal: Get it here and save 10% by using the code ASKTHEDENTIST upon checkout

What It Is: World’s first and only hydroxyapatite-infused dental floss, letting you get hydroxyapatite to the areas in-between teeth where cavities are most likely to occur in most cases

Why I Like It:

Delivers re-mineralizing hydroxyapatite to overlooked tight spots between teeth (which is where most cavities develop)Floss glides comfortably and smoothly, while expanding slightly for more effective cleaning

SLEEP

Somnifix Mouth Tape

Best Mouth Tape

Black Friday Deal: Use this link to get 15% off the one-pack and three-packs, plus 33% off auto ship

What It Is: Mouth taping is the best health hack out there, in my opinion. By mouth taping nightly, you’ll improve your sleep quality, snoring, dry mouth, immunity, nitric oxide production, and even your susceptibility to cavities.

Why I Like It:

Does not hurt when it comes offSticky enough to keep your lips closed during sleep, while allowing for your mouth to easily open if you have serious issues breathing through your nose at night

Nexcare Mouth Tape

Best Budget Mouth Tape

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 6% off starting today

What It Is: Best budget mouth tape

Why I Like It:

OK, it’s only 6% which isn’t much, but if you’re on a budget, this is the best budget alternative to SomnifixDoes not hurt when it comes off

Good Morning Snore Solution

Best for People with Large Tongues

Black Friday Deal: Get it here and save 30% off by using the code BFBOGO for Good Morning Snore Solution Multi Packs

What It Is: Tongue retention device

Why I Like It:

Helps to open up the airway for better sleep breathing by holding the tongue out of the way and preventing it from collapsing during deep stages of sleepIt’s a non-invasive way to see if you benefit from airway-related therapies

Molekule Air Purifier

Black Friday Deal: Get it here and save up to $300 by using the code EARLYACCESS for all their products (except filter parts and Air Pro RX)

What It Is: These purifiers are quieter than most and with their PECO (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation) technology, it actually destroys pollutants, including VOCs and mold.

Why I Like It:

No matter how you eat or how much you exercise, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly, and that is largely affected by the quality of the air you breatheMy wife and I have one in every room of the house and have noticed the difference in congestion levels during the dayReducing congestion is essential to better nasal breathing, and thus, better sleep quality, which I’m even more obsessed with after reading (and collaborating on) James Nestor’s book, Breath (a must-read!)

Naväge Nasal Care

Black Friday Deal: Get it here for 9% off

What It Is: Nose cleaner and 20 salt pods

Why I Like It:

Flushes everything out for all-important nasal breathing during sleepWorks for fast, all-natural relief from allergies and sinus congestion without the use of drugs

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