alternative to toothpaste tubes

Plastic Free Toothpaste

Plastic Free Toothpaste


  One of the first things that we often notice about others are their smiles. A smile can put us at ease if we are feeling stressed or help us feel connected if we are feeling lonely. Our smiles also can really impact how we feel about ourselves. If we don’t feel like our smiles are up to scratch, we may sadly find ourselves slowly but surely pulling away from the people and things we love, out of a sense of embarrassment. Lucky for us there are plastic-tube toothpaste alternatives!


  In order to have the smile we want we must make sure that our dental routine is up to scratch. This means we brush our teeth twice a day. The challenge is all too often the products we use such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss end up coming in layers and layers of plastic waste. This does not make any of us smile. Seek Bamboo offers zero-waste toothpaste


  Do we have to give up a healthy smile if we want to care for the planet? The answer of course is No. While there are several ways to minimize the plastic used in or used to package the products that keep our smiles shining, one great place to start is making the switch to using plastic free toothpaste.


What Is Plastic-Free Toothpaste?


  Plastic free toothpaste is toothpaste that comes either in a tablet form or a powdered form. Instead of coming in plastic packaging this toothpaste often comes in glass jars that later can be recycled. Both toothpaste tablets and powders can be thought about as simply toothpaste in a more condensed form. In addition to being easy to use, these types of toothpaste are convenient to store, as well as travel with. Since both toothpaste tablets and powders have had water removed, they won’t leak and cause a mess. In addition, using these plastic free toothpaste products is easy. We simply place a toothpaste tablet on our toothbrush and bite down or sprinkle our toothbrush with some toothpaste powder and brush like typical. Anyone can use plastic free toothpaste as part of their brushing routine. 


Toothpaste Tablets 


These toothpaste tablets come in a Clean Mint flavor, are made up of 9 vegan-friendly ingredients, and come in waste free packaging. These are a good place to start our plastic free toothpaste journey. The all-natural mint flavor and foaming action are complemented by the benefits of fluoride, ensuring soft spots and tooth decay are kept at bay. These toothpaste tabs have the taste and feel of traditional toothpaste and therefore will be easy to switch over to as well as helping keep our teeth strong. These toothpaste tabs allow us to brush our teeth anywhere we might be and at any time. 


Charcoal Toothpaste Tablets


These toothpaste tablets are especially nice if we want to focus on removing surface stains from our teeth in order to have a bright white smile. Charcoal can remove pigments and stains from our teeth because it's highly absorbent. In addition, charcoal is known for helping get rid of bacteria and toxins in the mouth. Since day to day eating and drinking tends to stain our teeth, and make us less willing to smile for others, it is nice to find an all-natural, gentle whitening product for our teeth, that can be used every day. 


Charcoal Powder Toothpaste:


Charcoal Toothpaste Powder is the perfect alternative to that plastic tube we are all too familiar with. Tooth Powder has been shown to remove plaque and stains better than tube toothpaste. This is because tooth powders provide very soft abrasion when brushing. We can remove years’ worth of impurities from beverages such as Coffee, Wine, or Tea. All in all, toothpaste powder is a great way to transition to plastic free toothpaste while making sure we have the smile we want.  


Finally, as we transition to zero waste toothpaste, we should make sure that the rest of our oral health products are also plastic free. This might look like us choosing to use bamboo toothbrushes, and plastic free floss. Combined, these plastic free dental products can make a big impact on our household's overall plastic usage.


It is always surprising how small changes can add up to big differences when we are dealing with products we use multiple times each day. In the end there's nothing holding us back from moving towards a plastic free life. With a little bit of effort, it is possible to remove most of the harmful plastic waste from our routines while still being able to keep a smile on our faces. 


Seek Bamboo is all about sustainable smiles! The most affordable way to go zero-waste is with the zero-waste starter kit. This will give you month long oral care that is plastic-free!


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