7 Tips to Create the Best Oral Care Routine

A healthy, bright smile is the key to good health, fresh breath, and confidence. Maintaining your oral health might seem overwhelming, but izzo’s got you covered. Here are 7 oral care tips to help you keep your teeth clean, white, and strong!

1.   Brush twice a day

Cleaning plaque, bacteria, and other debris from your mouth is your first line of defense against oral health worries. This is why the American Dental Association encourages everyone to brush their teeth twice a day.1 

The way you brush your teeth also makes a difference. Don’t just brush the parts of your teeth you can see- it's the insides, in-betweens, and way backs of your teeth that can hide plaque buildup and potentially lead to cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. When you use the correct technique, you clean the exposed surfaces of your teeth as well as along your gum line.

izzo’s Oscillating electric toothbrush makes it easier than ever to brush your teeth effectively. It’s slim design helps reach the tricky spots that other oscillating toothbrushes can’t reach. Kick on Ultra mode to deliver the ultimate cleaning action for your teeth with the highest speed bristles available among leading oscillating electric toothbrushes.

2.   Time your brushing

Although the frequency that you brush your teeth is important, the amount of time you spend brushing is, too. Most people brush their teeth for around 45 seconds each time. Research shows that you need to brush longer—much longer. When you brush your teeth for 2 minutes, you remove 26% more plaque than if you only brush for 45 seconds.2

You don’t have to keep tabs on the time it takes you to brush your teeth when you use izzo. It’s equipped with a two minute timer with 30 second reminder pulses to help you clean each quadrant of your mouth thoroughly.

3.   Floss every day

Cleaning between your teeth is nearly impossible with a toothbrush alone. Flossing everyday is a great way to effectively clean these tight spaces. Both traditional flossing and recently popular water flossing devices effectively remove plaque and debris from these hard-to-reach areas.3

4.   Remove plaque with a Scaler

There are places in your mouth that floss, and even our slim oscillating brush head can’t reach. Using a specially-designed at-home scaler to remove debris from around your gum line and between your teeth as part of your regular cleaning routine is great for your oral health. In addition to food and other debris, an at-home scaler can remove plaque buildup which is associated with gum disease.4

If you use izzo’s 4-in-1 Oral Care System, there’s a Scaler included. It’s constructed with a safe medical grade polymer and specifically designed for at-home use. It's firm enough to remove debris without scratching your teeth, does not have sharpened sides, and features a flexible tip, making it the perfect addition to your oral care routine.

5.   Consider adding a mouthwash

No one wants bad breath. It can make you feel self-conscious and cause others to avoid talking to you—yikes! In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, consider adding an antimicrobial mouthwash to your oral care routine to help fight plaque and freshen your breath.

Not all mouthwashes are created equally. Check the back of your mouthwash to see if it contains zinc lactate; an ingredient that is scientifically proven to improve bad breath.5 Add in tongue scraping to remove bacteria from your tongue, and you may experience even more improvement..6

6.   Polish your teeth

Really want to amp up your oral care routine? Polishing your teeth removes stains and promotes a bright, white smile! Most people wait until their dental appointments for a professional to polish their teeth. Nothing can replace what the professionals do at the office, but if you’d like to maintain a similar level of cleanliness in between visits, you can polish your teeth using izzo’s Polishing Cup Head and Polishing Paste.

This duo packs a super clean punch that blows the competition out of the water. When used together correctly, the Polishing Cup Head and Enamel Polishing Paste removes surface stains 73% better than leading whitening toothpastes! 

And with izzo’s Subscribe & Save program, it’s easy to monitor how often you should change your toothbrush and polishing cup head. Subscribe & Save offers 20% savings on replacements every two, three, or four months to keep your smile clean and healthy. 

7.   Keep your toothbrush clean

All sorts of things can grow on your toothbrush when you aren’t using it, including mold, bacteria, and other germs—gross! You don’t want to get sick from germs on a contaminated toothbrush. If you store it properly, you can reduce the amount of germs on your toothbrush and keep your body healthy.

Take things a step further by sanitizing your toothbrush between brushing. With izzo’s UVC Sanitizing Case, you can kill 99.9% of germs with powerful ultraviolet rays. Simply place your Oscillating Brush and Polishing Cup Head in it after each use and it will do the rest. The light turns on automatically after you close the case and stays on for three full minutes to ensure a complete clean!

Give izzo a try

It’s never been easier or more convenient to level up your oral care routine. izzo’s complete 4-in-1 Oral Care System contains the professionally inspired products you need to keep your teeth bright, white, and healthy.

Get started with your own kit! We make it even easier to maintain your best oral care routine when you set up Subscribe & Save with izzo. You’ll get Oscillating Brush Heads, Polishing Cup Heads, and Enamel Polishing Paste sent right to your door every two, three, or four months depending on your preferences, so you can keep calm and smile on!


  1. American Dental Association (2019). Brush Teeth - American Dental Association. [online] Mouthhealthy.org. Available at: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth.
  2. Creeth, J.E., Gallagher, A., Sowinski, J., Bowman, J., Barrett, K., Lowe, S., Patel, K. and Bosma, M.L. (2009). The effect of brushing time and dentifrice on dental plaque removal in vivo. Journal of dental hygiene: JDH, [online] 83(3), pp.111–116. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19723429/.
  3. ‌Abdellatif, H., Alnaeimi, N., Alruwais, H., Aldajan, R. and Hebbal, M.I. (2021). Comparison between water flosser and regular floss in the efficacy of plaque removal in patients after single use. The Saudi Dental Journal, 33(5), pp.256–259. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34194188/
  4. ‌Lang, N.P., Schätzle, M.A. and Löe, H. (2009). Gingivitis as a risk factor in periodontal disease. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 36, pp.3–8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19432625/
  5. ‌Srisilapanan, P., Roseman, J. and Likitsatian, T. (2019). Clinical effect of toothpaste and mouth rinse containing zinc lactate on oral malodor reduction. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6522105/
Dudzik, A., Sozkes, S., Michalak, E. and Olszewska-Czyz, I. (2021). Efficacy of a Zinc Lactate Mouthwash and Tongue Scraping in the Reduction of Intra-Oral Halitosis: A Single-blind, Controlled, Crossover Clinical Trial—A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(23), p.5532. ‌‌https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34884234/