Imagine you wake up and roll out of bed, you stretch and then stumble into the bathroom to brush your teeth because you know how important oral hygiene is for your body. As you are brushing your teeth with a traditional toothbrush made up of plastic you pause and wonder if there is a better way. If there is a way to take care of yourself, and have a sparkling smile, while also taking care of the planet at the same time. You might wonder if you could be using a more eco-friendly toothbrush. You might even wonder if you could wake up in a more environmental fashion and completely overhaul your morning routine. The answer to all these questions is Yes you can.
Creating a Plastic-Free Bathroom
Sadly all the plastic we use each and everyday simply ends up in the waste stream finally finding its last resting place in landfills, in the ocean, or littering our communities because plastic takes forever to break down and some plastics never break down at all. More and more of us are looking for ways to kick our plastic habits in order that we can have a smaller environmental impact. We want to make good choices for ourselves and the global community but we can become a bit overwhelmed by all our options and not know a good place to start our transition away from plastic. We worry if plastic-free options will work as well or if they will be outside our price range. If you are in the middle of such feelings of stress, take going plastic free one household item at a time. One place to start is with the toothbrush you use twice every day. Consider the many benefits of using a bamboo toothbrush instead of a traditional plastic one.
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toothbrush
Bamboo toothbrushes come in both adult and child sizes which mean your whole family can use them. Why switch to a bamboo toothbrush? These toothbrushes also last just as long as traditional toothbrushes proving you can use biodegradable products without them degrading before you are ready. At Seek Bamboo we offer a full breakdown on how long Bamboo Toothbrushes lasts. They also have soft bristles and a wave shaped head which allows you to reach even traditionally hard to reach places in your mouth so the next time you visit the dentist for a check up you can feel confident. As an added bonus 5% of the purchase price of our bamboo toothbrushes is donated to charity. Bamboo toothbrushes are the toothbrushes that keep giving back to you, to the planet, and to others, which is something you can not say about your traditional store bought plastic ones. You will be astonished with the amount of bamboo toothbrush benefits for you and the environment.
You might also consider taking your oral hygiene to the next level by using Activated Charcoal Toothbrushes. Do Charcoal Toothbrushes work? Activated charcoal has many health benefits and is used in many products from toothbrushes to facial soap. For example Activated Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrushes are known for whitening teeth, absorbing plaque, reducing bad breath, are more resistant to bacteria that traditional toothbrushes and are even known to have some natural antibacterial properties. You can’t say the same thing about traditional plastic toothbrushes. So why not treat yourself as well as treating the planet by using these toothbrushes and have a great smile to show the world.
While eco-friendly toothbrushes are one place to start there are many other eco-friendly products you might consider making part of your daily routine. For example if you are looking for a perfect pairing for your bamboo toothbrush you might consider eco-friendly floss which comes in silk and charcoal varieties and is packaged in glass containers. You might also consider tooth powder, tooth tablets, or charcoal powder toothpaste as alternatives to traditional toothpaste. While starting with an eco-friendly toothbrush is a great place to start your transition to a plastic free lifestyle it is only an entryway. There are so many paths available to you on this “choose your own environmental adventure” and starting with the items you put in your mouth each day is a great way forward.
We know the importance of moving towards a plastic-free life and the impact that such a change can make on our planet but we sometimes get overwhelmed when we are starting and need a path cleared for us. One such path is choosing plastic free and eco-friendly products that we can use each and every day and therefore will have a greater cumulative impact. If you are seeking a place to start why not start with the toothbrush that you use each morning? Knowing you are doing your part to be environmental is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.