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Best 2010 Mouthrinse

Breath RX Anti-Bacterial Mouthrinse

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Best 2010 Mouthrinse
WINNER 2010

Breath RX Anti-Bacterial Mouthrinse

Most formulas contain alcohol and can even (gulp) stimulate the growth of bacteria by drying out the mouth, says Daniel Smith, a dentist in Agoura Hills, Calif. This brand uses a blend of essential oils and natural antiseptics like eucalyptus and thymol to clean, freshen, and eliminate bad breath without the nasty side effects.

$15/33 oz.
Best 2010 Floss

Crest Glide Deep Clean Cool Mint Floss

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Best 2010 Floss
WINNER 2010

Crest Glide Deep Clean Cool Mint Floss

"Even reluctant flossers will have an easier time with this product," says New York City dentist Emanuel Layliev. With its silky texture and natural wax coating, this floss slips in and out of tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas without tugging, shredding, or cutting into gums.

$4
Best 2010 Inexpensive Whitening System

Crest White Strips (3D White Professional Effects)

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Best 2010 Inexpensive Whitening System
WINNER 2010

Crest White Strips (3D White Professional Effects)

With a high concentration of bleach and a whole lot of staying power, these brighteners don’t slip, slide and dissolve like others. "The whitening agent stays in place long enough to get at stain buildup beneath the enamel," says New York dentist Brian Kantor.

$55
Best 2010 Whitening System

GoSmile Whitening System

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Best 2010 Whitening System
WINNER 2010

GoSmile Whitening System

Teeth (and tastebuds) never had it so good. Each little vial contains a smile-sparkling dose of hydrogen peroxide in tasty mint and fruit flavors, says Dallas dentist Lorin Berland. And the fast-dissolving formula doesn't require rinsing, so you can whiten while you're on the go.

$69
Best 2010 Basic Toothbrush

Oral B Advantage 3D White

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Best 2010 Basic Toothbrush
WINNER 2010

Oral B Advantage 3D White

The extra-long bristles reach out-of-the-way nooks, while the blue "indicator" bristles gradually fade, letting you know when it's time for a replacement, says New York City dentist Jeff Golub-Evans.

$4
Best 2010 High End/Electrical Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Pro Results

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Best 2010 High End/Electrical Toothbrush
WINNER 2010

Philips Sonicare Pro Results

Brushing three times a day just got three times easier. With its dual settings, this high-tech tool cleans teeth, removes plaque, then gently polishes sensitive areas like the gums. Plus, the lightweight design and built-in timer make the requisite two-minutes' brushing a snap, says Kantor.

$27
Best 2010 Whitening Toothpaste

Rembrandt Whitening Mint Toothpaste with Flouride

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Best 2010 Whitening Toothpaste
WINNER 2010

Rembrandt Whitening Mint Toothpaste with Flouride

If you want to prolong the life of a professional whitening job, this is a great product for maintenance, says New York City dentist Jonathan Diamond. The combination of fluoride and silica removes stubborn surface stains without weakening enamel.

$8
Editors' Pick 2010

Colgate Wisps

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Editors' Pick 2010
WINNER 2010

Colgate Wisps

Sure, they're tiny, but their effect is titanic! The breath-freshening beads nestled in these disposable toothbrushes don't require water or rinsing. Bonus: They'll fit into the smallest of evening bags for hassle-free cleaning.

$8 Array
Editors' Pick 2005

Oral-B Hummingbird Vibrating Flosser

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Editors' Pick 2005
WINNER 2005

Oral-B Hummingbird Vibrating Flosser

This compact, user-friendly wand holds floss and gently vibrates to massage gums and remove plaque that can lead to infection or bad breath. When flossing is this easy and effective, there's no excuse for skipping the crucial dental-care step.

$10
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