Why You Should Switch to Sustainable Dental Products
Every single plastic toothbrush ever made is still on Earth and will be for another 900-1,000 years. Ughhh! The first time I read that sentence, it made me cringe. I had never really thought about it before, but it is painfully true that toothbrushes are just another example of a product that is made out of plastic when it doesn't need to be. Bamboo is such an amazing alternative!
Bamboo is fast-growing, rengenerative, and compostable. It doesn't require pesticides or a lot of water to grow, and produces 35% more oxygen than it needs. It really is a super plant, and I highly recommend both bamboo toothbrushes and bamboo floss!
Bamboo Toothbrushes - Why should you make the switch?
The handle is compostable and the bristles are recyclable, making this a zero-waste option if you're able to put the handle in your compost or green bin, and the bristles in a plastic container that you recycle. They last as long as conventional toothbrushes, and the non-toxic paint helps prevent pooling.
Lots of colors/options available in the shop, $5-$7: shop here.
Bamboo Floss in a Refillable Glass Case - Why should you make the switch?
This is a vegan, zero-waste alternative to nylon floss that comes in a plastic container. The bamboo is sturdy, won't break easy (I can personally vouch for this!), and biodegrades naturally in 60-90 days. Conventional floss, on the other hand, takes 50-80 YEARS to break down into microplastics.
Available in glass case or in a cardboard box (refills), $7-10: shop here.
If you buy both in May, get the bundle! A toothbrush and floss with refillable case for $12.
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