The UK throws away 200 million plastic toothbrushes each year. Traditional ways of keeping our teeth clean and healthy are contributing to the landfill crisis. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
By following greener dental care, your teeth can remain sparkling white and cavity-free with no compromise to your personal health or the environment.
Here are some must-have products on your dental care shopping list.
Bamboo toothbrush – this is a biodegradable and eco-friendly toothbrush that is available in both adult and child sizes. The handle is made from Moso bamboo whilst the bristles are extracted from plant-based castor oil.
Mouthwash tablets – get that minty fresh feeling and restore a healthy pH balance to your mouth. These are ideal for use both at home and when you’re travelling. Just dissolve a tablet in a small amount of water and swish around your mouth.
Natural toothpaste – this toothpaste is kind to your teeth and is packaged in a recyclable glass jar with an aluminium lid. The toothpaste itself is made from English peppermint oil and organic coconut oil – a blend that is excellent at killing anaerobic bacteria.
Vegan dental floss - this is 100% vegan and made from GMO-free corn. It uses 80% fewer greenhouse gases than typical dental floss and is packaged in paper and bioplastic. You can expect this pack to last for 6 months if you use it twice daily.
If you’re looking for an easy way to make an enormous reduction in your plastic waste, then your dental supplies are a great place to start. Let us know if you have any other tips and tricks in this area!