Recent Oral Care Favourites



Happy Tuesday everybody, I hope you're having a wonderful week so far! Now, as you guys know, I've never been secretive about the fact that I care a lot about oral health and, as a result, I do receive a fair few questions, especially via Instagram direct (heyyy!), regarding which products I go for on that front. However, as it does chop and change quite a bit, I thought it appropriate to provide you with a little bit of a guide containing my current favourite oral care products to keep that mouth feeling fresh and fantastic

Just to give you a bit of background, I've been using all of these products since pretty much the beginning of this year (you know, as a part of that 'new year, new you' attitude we all adopt before going back to eating family-sized packets of crisps each) and have deemed them to be rather good at their jobs and, for me, that's saying something as I'm rather picky when it comes to oral care products. So, without further ado, let's drill down on what my recent picks are. (Bonus points if you detected to the dental pun I threw in there as a token gesture, you're welcome.)


Doll White Activated Coconut Charcoal Polish* - £10.99
I was sent this (along with some whitening strips which were, in my opinion, less of a success which is why I've left them out) a while back by the lovely Elena but, at the time, I was still experimenting with my now trusty Janina Ultra White goodies (click here if you're interested in giving that post a little skim) and never got round to trying this bad boy until recently. The best thing about this teeth whitening polish is the fact that it's charcoal AND coconut - the taste is about a million times nicer than your bog standard charcoal. I mean, let's not pretend it tastes like rainbows and sprinkles but it is just so much more agreeable to work with - if you're looking to wake up to gradually whiter teeth everyday without having to grimace each time you brush them then this, my friend, is the product for you. 


The Breath Co. Fresh Breath Oral Rinse (Icy Mint)* - £7.00
First of all, my deepest apologies for the darker photo in comparison to the others (this thing casts a WHOPPING shadow which, to be honest, isn't a bad thing because it shows just how generous the bottle you're getting is - worth your money!) but this has been a solid gem within my collection over the last little while. Now, I'm happy to declare that, naturally, I, Marina Rosie, do NOT have bad breath. I do, however, have this thing called 'paranoia' about having bad breath and, since breathing directly in the faces of others is a prominent part of college group work, I like to ensure that I smell more of mint than the mackerel I had for lunch - this is where the oral rinse steps up and comes to the rescue. When I use this in the morning, it leaves my breath smelling pleasantly fresh and that scent can linger for over 12 hours - I can go about my everyday business without a bad breath related concern. Therefore, if you genuinely do have bad breath or a related condition, this could potentially be the product that can help you improve that so I definitely recommend giving it a whirl!


Cocoganic Oil Pulling (2 week course in Cool Mint)* - £19.99 
Now, I'd seen oil pulling products contanty advertised by celebrities, influencers and public figures, primarily on Instagram, for quite a while before I was kindly sent over this two week course which I've been loving using over the past little while (admittedly, I haven't stuck to doing two solid weeks as I do have strips and blue light kits that I use in between). Oil pulling, in my humble opinion, is the hardest type of whitening and takes the most patience and tolerance (I can't say everybody's willing to sit there awkwardly with oil in mouth for 20 minutes...) but, if you're willing to commit yourself to it, you could be looking at obtaining some serious results. I drink way too much tea for my own good and, sometimes, I see the effects of that habit in the form of stains on my lovely gnashers and oil pulling is a natural and reliable way to lift those stains for a much nicer smile overall. There's no doubt in my mind that the art of oil pulling is a triumph; if you're willing to wait then you'll be so happy with what these mere pouches can do for you.



Grether's Pastilles (Regular 110g in Blackcurrant)* - £7.49
Finishing on a high, last but not least, we have these pastilles which, although not 100% oral health related (although I count them as they are in fact entering my mouth for health reasons), have been rocking my world lately. Like most, my opinion on pastilles designed to soothe the throat/voice is that they taste disgustingly "medical", shall we say, so, upon tasting these, I was greeted with a wonderful surprise: they are delicious. As in delicious enough for one to decide to feign illness just in order to be able to wolf them down like sweets without people staring (although that's not recommended, obviously). Personally, I'm prone to the flu during the Winter months anyway and these really helped my croaky throat and prevented me from sounding like a Dalek for more than two days, which, to be completely honest, is all I could ever ask for. I'm also a singer (not Adele level, but...) and I've found that popping these in my handbag to have before and after practice has been another really good move for my voice although I'm slightly annoyed at myself for allowing them to be publicly sighted; I felt obliged to share which has meant that the level of pastilles has depleted much too quickly for my liking, especially considering that they really are the best on the market.



Thank you very much for reading this post on my recent oral care favourites - for those of you that were curious, I really hope this has answered a few of your questions! 

Are you a big fan of oral care? If so, what are your favourite oral care products?

Be sure to pop me a comment in the comment section below letting me know your response, accompanied by any other questions, feedback or opinions you'd like to express - I'm all ears. And, as usual, don't forget to do me a favour and follow my blog to receive updates when I post - that way, you won't miss a single thing! 

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

38 comments

  1. I've never heard of the oil pulling, but it sounds interesting and worth checking out.I'm also now interested in throat and voice pastilles especially since it sounds as if they taste great!
    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Oil pulling was so alien to me for such a long time but it actually does work - oil naturally pulls off staining which I think is fascinating! Yes, the Grether's Pastilles are just knockout - I LOVE them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  2. Thanks a lot :D

    all products sounds very interesting!!!

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    1. Hi there Miguel! Thanks very much for reading - these are all amazing products! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    1. Thank you very much for reading my posts and for your lovely compliments - I really appreciate it and am heading over to check your blog out now. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. I’ve tried activated charcoal, but felt meh about it. I love the idea of charcoal AND coconut! I might have to give a couple of these a go!

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    1. Yes, I won't lie to you Angell, activated charcoal on its own can taste a bit grim which is, understandably, rather off-putting but adding the coconut makes it so much easier to commit to using - I recommend! x
      Marina Rosie x
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  5. Wow so many products that I really need to try. I love a charcoal product, so I might try with these first. Thanks for sharing. Victoria xxx

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    1. No, thank you for reading Victoria! Yes, I, too, am partial to a good old charcoal product for the teeth - I definitely recommend the Doll White! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. Never heard of any of these brands. I once did a coconut pulling with a brand called Cocowhite!

    Jennifer
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    1. Well, I'm glad I could introduce you to some wonderful new brands Jen! Ah, I've heard of Cocowhite - I've never tried theirs but I bet it's amazing! How did you find it? x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. This is amazing. Great review. I love the products you choose.

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    1. Why thank you - means a lot! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. I haven't tried any of these products but they seem astounding!

    xo, Maria
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    1. Thanks for reading Maria! Yes, they're all so good that I couldn't even pick a favourite within the bunch. Definitely give some a go! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  9. Another amazing blog post loved this

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    1. Awe, thank you darl, I'm so glad you're loving them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  10. What a great post, I didnt realise there were so m any products out there!! Fab advice, thanks so much :) keep bloggin, love Jacqueline xx

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    1. Awe, thank you so much for coming and reading Jacqueline - your proposal post genuinely almost had me in tears haha! So glad you've been able to learn about some new products here! You keep blogging too - I'm waiting for those Wedding posts when they happen! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. Grether's Pastilles packaging is really cute!
    I have never heard of that brand.
    I would love to try it after reading a review from you.
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    1. Yes, the pastilles are the best and, you're right, the packaging is gorgeously retro - if I've tempted you then don't hesitate to pick them up! x Of course, I'll come and have a look at your blog now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  12. I'm curious to try oil pulling as an alternative to whitening strips. The fact that it's time consuming does put me off a bit, but it's encouraging to know that you got good results with this brand! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Oil pulling is a really good natural alternative and some whitening strips can even contain harmful chemicals so it's a great way of keeping those at arms length! Yes, it is time consuming but, if you're sitting watching TV, you won't even notice the 20 minutes going by! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. I need a whitening teeth, but I don't know where to find a good one here in Brazil.

    Beijos/Kisses.

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    1. A lot of brands do ship worldwide or at least to several select countries - you can definitely get some of these goodies sent over to Brazil my lovely! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. I haven't heard of any of these, they sound fab though xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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    1. So glad I could introduce you to some new ones Gemma! They're all great at what they do so, if you get a chance, check some of them out! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Such a interesting products! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for reading, so glad you found this interesting! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  17. I haven't heard of any of these but am interested to try the coconut charcoal polish. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Really glad you've found something of interest here Kim - thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  18. I'd be curious about your favourite brush and floss. I'm going to keep a lookout for those mints. I wonder if they are in Canada.

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    1. I'm happy to give you that info Suzy - any bamboo made brush with charcoal bristles is a win for the environment and for the teeth! I don't floss however, but there are some amazing ones out there, I'm sure! The pastilles are available from a number of retailers so I reckon you could probably get hold of them in Canada, yes, why not?! Thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  19. Awesome post! Not enough people talk about this! Making a shopping list ASAP. Xx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it Milly! I totally agree - oral health is so important and often gets skipped over! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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