You want to take better care of your teeth, but you don't want to throw away plastic toothbrushes.
Here are three simple tips to help you live more sustainably while taking better care of your teeth:
1. Choose an eco-friendly toothbrush
2. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months
3. Choose tube-free toothpaste
It’s no secret that disposable plastic toothbrushes are terrible for the planet. They aren’t recyclable and every year over 3 billion toothbrushes end up in our landfill and oceans. Yuck!
Another problem with drugstore toothbrushes is that many of us don’t replace them regularly. Life is busy and remembering to replace your toothbrush every three months isn’t a priority.
The problem is that using a toothbrush with worn out or frayed bristles will damage your tooth enamel and gums and can eventually lead to gum disease.