Brushing your teeth regularly helps to keep plaque from forming on your teeth and it helps to keep cavities from developing. Traditional toothbrushes are plastic, and after tossing out an old toothbrush, the plastic stays in the landfill indefinitely. If you strive to help the planet by making environmentally friendly choices, keep your teeth clean with an eco-friendly toothbrush. Below you will learn about three trendy toothbrushes that will help you reduce your carbon footprint while cleaning your teeth.
Individuals should make a habit of replacing their toothbrush at three-month intervals because, after a while, the bristles become worn and frayed. When the bristles wear out, this greatly reduces the effectiveness of the toothbrush. Throwing out an old plastic toothbrush every few months adds more waste to landfills that will never decompose.
To keep plastic toothbrushes out of the landfill, purchase a new toothbrush made with an aluminum handle that you do not throw away. Whenever the bristles on your toothbrush wear out, remove the old head of the toothbrush and replace it with a new one.
You do not even have to feel bad about throwing away the toothbrush head because it is compostable. The manufacturing company makes the bristles out of charcoal fibers, so the toothbrush head will not be resting in the landfill for eternity.
Another trendy toothbrush that is an earth-friendly option is the bamboo toothbrush. This toothbrush has a natural bamboo wood handle that is easy for adults and children to grasp while brushing their teeth. Since bamboo trees remain the fastest growing tree in the world, they are a sustainable option for keeping your teeth clean.
The soft bristles of the toothbrush are not abrasive on the teeth or gums when brushing, but they are effective at cleaning off the plaque. The nylon bristles are also eco-friendly because they are biodegradable.
This toothbrush is environmentally friendly because of the materials used for its plant-based handle. This compostable material, called Ingeo biopolymer, begins its life as a plant starch in field corn. After harvesting the corn and extracting the starch, this substance begins its transformation into biopolymer.
Even though the bristles of this toothbrush are not biodegradable, individuals can remove the head that contains the bristles and recycle the remainder of the toothbrush. When individuals purchase this toothbrush, they also receive a compostable travel case so they can keep their teeth clean while they are away from home.
Try one or all of these eco-friendly toothbrushes to keep your teeth clean while helping to save the planet. In addition to twice daily brushing and flossing at home, schedule regular appointments with your family dentist for a cleaning, polishing, and dental exam.
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