5 Sustainable Dental Care Products
The health of our planet and environment is so important, and it’s great to see more and more people making good sustainable choices with the products they buy and use. Here is a list of 5 sustainable dental care products to start using for the health of your smile and planet Earth!
SOLID Fluoride Toothpaste
Toothpaste traditionally comes in a plastic tube – great for applying to your toothbrush but not so great when you have to throw it away when it runs out. SOLID Fluoride Toothpaste comes in a glass jar which you can reuse or recycle. It comes in a variety of flavours, as well as a sensitive and kids’ version. It’s also vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and sodium lauryl sulfate free!
We at Real Dentistry especially like that SOLID Fluoride Toothpaste contains 1000ppm fluoride – just like your regular toothpaste. A lot of eco toothpastes don’t include this vital ingredient. The formula is water free, meaning that while it comes in 90 gram jars (the same amount as a regular tube of toothpaste) you need less product to achieve a great clean.
The ECO Floss
Standard floss is a plastic ribbon stored in a plastic container. With flossing being so vital to your oral health it can be hard to reconcile the benefits of flossing with the harm to the environment. The ECO floss is a compostable plant-based natural fibre floss that comes in a glass container. The lid is recyclable metal with a handy cutter attachment just like on your regular floss packet.
TePe Tongue Cleaner
Roughly 50% of the population struggles with bad breath. Bacteria on the tongue can often be a contributor to halitosis, but a tongue scraper can help remove these malodorous microorganisms! The TePe Tongue Cleaner is made from a bioplastic formed from sugar cane and is produced with 100% green energy. 95% of CO2 emissions attributed to the manufacturing of the tongue scraper are recirculated by growing the sugar cane, cutting down the carbon footprint even further.
Life Without Plastic Zero Waste Toothbrush
There are a lot of companies out there offering toothbrushes with compostable bamboo handles. However, most of these brushes feature nylon bristles which end up in the landfill. Life Without Plastic is changing the game with an unusual material choice for their bristles – boar hair! Boar hair has been used for all sorts of brush bristles for centuries. Life Without Plastic thoroughly cleans and disinfects the hair so its safe for oral use. The boar hair is a waste product in the meat industry, so while it isn’t vegan it is helping to cut down on waste. It’s recommended that you replace your toothbrush every three months, so Life Without Plastic offers bulk ordering options to help you cut down on how often you are shipping.
Pop Wash Mouthrinse Tablets
A lot of liquid products are going solid to help cut down on plastic packaging and reduce storage container size. Pop Wash Mouthrinse Tablets come in plastic free packaging and are vegan and palm oil free. Simply crush a tablet with your teeth, take a sip of water, and rinse it round your mouth before spitting for fresh minty breath. These tablets also contain Zinc, CPC, and Erythritol to benefit your oral health.