How To Boss An Eco-Friendly Dental Routine
How to boss and eco fiendly dental routine with sustainable dental products.
It’s been a nail-biting couple of weeks for Uncle Boris here in the UK. With backbenchers backbiting and teething problems with telling the truth, he must be sick to the back teeth of all the tongue-wagging at the moment. (Sit tight, there's a few more dental references to go…).
In the spirit of helping Boris hang on by the skin of his prime-ministerial pearly whites, we’re keen to relate to our readers all the good stuff about sustainable dental products. Want to know how to boss an eco-friendly dental routine? Let's get to the good stuff!
Sustainable Dental Products
So, let’s start off with the most fundamental question; what is the first thing that we need to bolster our Eco-Friendly dental routine?
You've guessed it. The first thing you’re going to want to do is set yourself up with a biodegradable bamboo or wooden toothbrush. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that we throw away about 200 million plastic toothbrushes each year. If we stacked each of those toothbrushes one on top of the other, it would take 38 vertically arranged Mount Everests, to reach the same height #QuickMaths.
Most of us already know that plastic is extremely damaging for animals and the environment, and this is why picking a toothbrush made from renewable bamboo, is a much better choice. Even though your bamboo toothbrush won’t last forever, it’s made from biodegradable material, meaning that it can be composted, upcycled, or creatively reused.
Bossing Things With Eco-Friendly Toothpaste
Next up, let’s take a look at some of the best eco-friendly toothpaste options. Many people believe that the more toothpaste you use, the cleaner your teeth become. It seems to make perfect sense, but actually when it comes to toothpaste, less is really more. Instead of smothering your brush with streams of toothpaste, you only need to use a pea-sized amount to fully clean the mouth. This retention hack will make your tube last for longer (…behave!) and reduce the number of times you need to buy a new plastic tube.
Actually, by going one step further and switching to toothpaste tablets, you’ll be able to avoid buying plastic toothpaste tubes altogether! A chewable tablet provides just the right amount of toothpaste for a thorough clean and comes in a convenient reusable tin. You know what that means? Adios to those frantic scurries at the airport looking for liquids lodged in the bottom of your hand luggage!
Nevertheless, chewable tablets aren’t for everyone, and if you’re in the camp that prefers a bit more of a traditional clean, a minty natural toothpaste that comes in a recyclable glass jar is a fitting solution. Not only do glass jar options from Georganics provide the perfect opportunity to remove plastics from your dental routine, they also cater for people who are searching for sustainable dental products, that prefer to use natural, organic, and fluoride-free toothpaste, too.
Getting Into Those Gaps With Eco Interdental Brushes
Any good dentist will recommend interdental cleaning for the optimal clean, but only the best professional tooth fairies will tell you about eco-friendly interdental cleaning. When it comes to sustainable dental products, flossing and interdental brushing play a special role in improving oral hygiene. This is why we recommend looking into plastic-free and eco friendly interdental brushes with sustainable bamboo handles. These brushes are designed to reach those awkward spaces between your teeth where stubborn soupçons of food tend to hide. As well as reducing plaque between the teeth, the standout feature of this product is that it comes in recyclable cardboard packaging that can also be composted.
With these few tips, you’ll be well on your way to improving the environmental impact of your dental routine. By making these small changes, each day you will be improving your own oral hygiene while simultaneously doing your part to protect the planet. For more inspiration, click here to take a look at our full range of sustainable dental products!