A guide to keeping your teeth clean with
eco-friendly, natural dental care products.
Looking after your pearly whites are detrimental because not only can good dental health help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—it can also help prevent bacterial infections and diseases such as heart disease.
But, one thing many other people and myself are oblivious of is the fact that the bathroom is one of the most plastic-filled rooms in our homes.
A recent article in National Geographic revealed that Australians throw out over 30 million toothbrushes, which adds about 1000 tonnes of toothbrushes into landfill each year.
Switching to eco dental care can feel daunting. But don’t fret; there are brilliant eco-friendly alternatives out there for you, making the switch easy.
The average person uses 300 toothbrushes in their lifetime – that’s a lot of plastic!
The most eco-friendly alternative to a plastic toothbrush is a bamboo toothbrush. Bamboo is classified as a grass, so it regrows very quickly after harvesting.
Our new bamboo toothbrushes are 100% biodegradable – even the bristles, so you can compost them at the end of its life of re-use it as a stake in your garden!
Traditional dental floss is made from nylon, which is a type of plastic that when discarded, takes hundreds of years to degrade. As such a tiny piece of rubbish, dental floss, and other types of small plastic, typically get swept up in the disposal process and end up in the ocean.
Make the switch to biodegradable, zero-waste dental floss that’s available in both bamboo charcoal or corn fiber – both are better for your body and Mother Nature.
Blog by Soul Eco Blogger: Alyssa Ciaro