For white teeth , toothpastes and mouth rinses do not do the trick. Stay away from these products, some whitening toothpastes can be too abrasive for your enamel. I love Opalescence professional whitening gel by Ultradent. Only a dentist can provide this for you. The gel goes in custom trays made by your dentist and is safe for your enamel. The results last for years and you can brighten any time as needed. This gel typically does not cause sensitivity to your teeth.
For serious bad breath caused by coffee, garlic, tobacco, and other major offenders, the Breath RX tongue brush by Phillips works very well. The plastic ridges pull bad bacteria out of the grooves in your tongue. This works better than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush. If you like mouth rinses, Jason brand Cinnamon Clove mouth rinse contains tea tree oil and eugenol to make bad breath vanish. This rinse is pretty strong so save this one for when you really need it.
Gum disease can cause bad breath and is linked to stroke, diabetes, pancreatic cancer and heart disease! Liberex brand cordless water flosser squirts water under your gums and flushes out the bad bacteria that causes gum disease. It can be used in the shower which is super convenient. I use this every other day. This tool is a must for those who’s gums bleed or have gum pockets. I also use Coco floss brand dental floss once a day. This is a thick scrubby floss made with coconut oil which is a treat for your gums. It’s texture grabs hold of the plaque that hide at the gumline. The Sonicare toothbrush is my favorite toothbrush for healthy gums, as well as stain and plaque removal. It has a two minute timer and should be used twice a day.
I am currently using The Natural Dentist brand anti cavity fluoride toothpaste. I like it because it is non abrasive and it does not have extra chemicals and preservatives. I am also using Cari Free brand CTX-3 rinse at night before bed. It is PH balanced and contains fluoride and xylitol for cavity prevention. As a young adult I got a bunch of cavities before becoming a regular flosser so I use this rinse as an adjunct to help prevent that from happening again. There are also prescription toothpastes such as Prevident 5000 for extra cavity prevention. If using a prescription fluoride toothpaste there is no need for an additional fluoride rinse such as CTX-3.