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3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Dental Routine

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Dental hygiene is an important part of all of our lives. We need to take care of our teeth if we have to live without tooth pain, but just because we need to brush our teeth, doesn’t mean we need to create a more harmful waste of use products that are bad for the planet. It is possible to use products that are good for the planet and good for our teeth.

When it comes to picking oral products, it is important to know what is important to you. You don’t have to skip on the things you like just because you’re trying to do better for the planet. Know what you like and find alternatives to those products that will keep you happy. The first step to an eco-friendly dental routine is picking products that will help you stick to it.

Pick the Right Toothbrush

No one should have to tell you how important a toothbrush is to your dental routine. It is the main attraction. You might think that by picking an eco-friendly toothbrush you’ll have to give up so much, but the truth is you might just have to rethink how you look at your toothbrush. It is possible to have the things you want with a more natural toothbrush.

There are so many options on the market when it comes to eco-friendly toothbrushes that it is nearly impossible not to find one you’ll like. You can choose from a range of different types of natural woods or even toothbrushes that are made from recycled plastic if you require a plastic brush.

You also have your pick of bristle firmness. Some of us just have to have that firmer toothbrush, and it is possible to get one that fits your needs. However, the experts for Braces Los Angeles recommend being gentle on the gums while brushing. Brush with Bamboo and Humble Brushes are just two brands of natural toothbrushes to choose from.

Choose the Right Toothpaste

Another important part of your dental routine is the toothpaste. A lot of people think a more natural eco-friendly toothpaste will leave them feeling unclean, but that is just not the case. There are a wide variety of toothpaste that uses natural products that will clean your teeth and even whiten them if that is something you like.

Eco-friendly toothpaste not only come in your traditional squeeze tube design, but they also come in cubes that you place in your mouth and then brush once they start to foam or even a powder that you dip your wet brush in. All three versions offer different types of benefits and really depend on the consumer.

You can also get eco-friendly toothpaste that has flavors such as mint or even something more fruity if you prefer that. If you want a whitening agent, then something with charcoal might be more to your likely. It can look intimidating at first, but it will leave you with a fresh feeling once you’re done and start to break through your discoloration over time.

Pick a Good Mouthwash

There are so many other dental routine products that could be mentioned, but since most people use mouthwash, this is the one we are going to focus on. Mouthwashes are a great option to get in all those hard to reach options, and they are fairly simple to create on your own.

If you are someone who doesn’t have time or simply doesn’t care to create your own mouthwash, you can always purchase an eco-friendly option based on your needs, but a really simple recipe for mouthwash is just 1 cup of water, 1 tsp of baking soda, and 3 drops of peppermint oil. This will clean your teeth and freshen your breath.

Taking Care of Your Teeth And the Environment

If you are someone who wants to do your part in taking care of the environment but also loves their teeth, don’t worry. It isn’t as hard as it seems. Companies have come a long way in supplying consumers with eco-friendly products that also get the job done. The best tip I can give you when it comes to changing anything in your life is to start slow and pick products you are happy with. If you end up with something you don’t like, you’ll never stick to it. 

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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