Has anyone else noticed that toothbrushes these days are kind of… beautiful? Gone are the brightly-colored plastic handles of your youth and the medical device-esque electric toothbrushes that later replaced them. Instead, the best toothbrushes of 2019 are elevated. Elegant. Enviable, even. In fact, it seems the whole category of oral care has gotten a modern makeover — never before have I pined for pretty bottles of mouthwash and statement-making toothpaste tubes the way I do now, and I’m not the only one.
“Today's consumers want to take pride in the products they own, not hide them away in a medicine cabinet,” a representative for Goby, an oral care brand you’ve no doubt seen on your favorite beauty influencer’s grid, tells The Zoe Report. Consider it a consequence of self-care culture, combined with the simultaneous rise of the #shelfie. “Modern women want to ensure that their bathroom is a place of relaxation and self-care, so having a brush that reflects that aesthetic is vital,” a rep for Burst Oral Care adds in an email to TZR.
The ultimate aesthetic for your self-care oasis is, of course, totally up to you. “If I had my way, I'd organize my bathroom so that everything is on display,” Cyndi Ramirez, the founder of NYC’s Chillhouse, tells The Zoe Report. The founder is in the process of creating her dream bathroom with help from Dwell and Build.com, complete with an area for oral care, “because teeth need self-care, too,” she says. Ramirez recommends showcasing dental hygiene products on a dedicated shelf front-and-center. “I'd place this shelf from Build.com directly below a mirror and above the sink as a way to say to my guests, ‘This is a splash-free zone,’” she tells TZR.
As for what to arrange on said shelf? You have options. If your style is more on the glam side, the metallic rose gold finish of the Burst Sonic Toothbrush (Khloé Kardashian is a fan) or the sculptural shape of the Apa Clean White Sonic Toothbrush are just your speed. Both pair perfectly with a teal and gold tube of Let Me Say Toothpaste and LeBon’s art deco-inspired Making Waves Mouthwash.
Minimal designs with natural touches are in, too, like the light wood handle of the OLAS Bamboo Toothbrush and the brand’s equally chic Marine Bio Active Mouth Wash. Arrange them next to a bottle of Poppy and Someday’s Cardamom Pulling Oil — a blend of cardamom and clove that helps to remove toxins — for an oral care routine that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is effective.
Ahead, shop all the stylish oral care you need — including look-at-me toothbrushes, #shelfie-worthy toothpaste, beautiful bottles of mouthwash, and more — to give your bathroom a mini-makeover.
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“BURST brush was made to look as good as you feel after using it,” the brand tells TZR. “It is as pleasing to the eye as it is to your mouth.”
Sculptural piece of art or state-of-the-art toothbrush? Apa's Clean White Sonic Toothbrush — which delivers 40,000 vibrations a minute has three individual settings to clean, whiten, and massage — is a little bit of both.
Quip’s streamlined toothbrush comes in a range of metallic finishes to match the hardware in your bathroom, from gold to rose gold, silver, and slate.
“I'm a Quip girl, but for those who don't use an electric toothbrush, a stand is a must,” Ramirez says, “This is a chic one that won't break the bank.”
“With Goby, our goal is to not only provide an award-winning clean, but to also create an elevated electric toothbrush today's consumers can proudly showcase on their bathroom vanity,” Goby tells TZR.
Display this next to an all-black Goby for the moodiest countertop tableau, ever.
Save time (and a little bit of shelf space) with the AutoBrush. Its eye-catching design actually makes it possible to clean your whole mouth in just 15 seconds.
My own bathroom proudly boasts LeBon’s Making Waves Mouthwash, and it’s never looked better.
This gorgeous bottle is the perfect excuse to add daily oil pulling to your oral care routine.
More of a manual girl? OLAS’ Bamboo Toothbrush is every bit as fashion-forward as its battery-powered peers.
The touch of Living Coral on LeBon Villa Noacarlina Toothpaste is so on-trend for spring 2019.
Sea salt and essential oils equal fresh breath without dry mouth, since this formula doesn’t include alcohol — plus, it’s pretty.