Are you following a sustainable lifestyle? Then planet-friendly dental care with an eco-friendly toothbrush should definitely be a part of your journey!

Eco Friendly Toothbrush

Eco-Friendly Toothbrush

Had no idea? Let us introduce you to a greener way of keeping your teeth clean.

Sustainable Dental Products: Need of the Hour

As per the ADA, one must replace their toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. [1] Hence, a billion toothbrushes are used by Americans every year. [2]

Imagine the same impact at a global level.

As the use of plastics rises at an unbelievable rate, so do its negative consequences.

The earth shouldn’t have to suffer in order to maintain our oral health.

A plastic toothbrush can take up to 500 years to decompose. Most of them pile up in landfills or the ocean, further affecting the biodiversity. [3]

This act is adding to plastic pollution around the world. Do you wish to do your part to control it? Then switch to eco-friendly toothbrushes!

What Are Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes?

Eco-friendly toothbrushes are produced from renewable resources like bamboo or recycled plastic.

Additionally, they are frequently packaged in compostable or recyclable materials. [4]

Research has shown that using bamboo toothbrushes or toothbrushes with replaceable heads is more environmental friendly. [5]

The impact of an electric toothbrush on climate change is 11 times higher than a bamboo toothbrush. [6]

Furthermore, the bristles of toothbrushes also come with sustainable variants such as bioplastics.

Bioplastics are derived from natural plant-based sources and not real plastics. [7]

Let’s have a look at a greener variant of the next step of your dental routine.

Brush for change 6 pack

Brush For Change 6 Pack

Humble Brush

Humble Brush Adult - black, soft bristles

SURI Sustainable Electric Toothbrush

SURI Sustainable Electric Toothbrush

What Is an Eco-Friendly Floss?

Your average dental floss is made of 100% nylon. And the main packaging is fully made of plastic which further adds to non-biodegradable waste.

Moreover, floss is a single-use product, and experts advise against reusing dental floss. [8]

However, there is a sustainable option you can go for to floss your teeth.

You can choose either silk and candelilla wax floss or silk and beeswax floss.

Silk and candelilla wax floss is available with floss refills in glass and metal dispensers.

On the other hand, silk and beeswax floss is packaged in a fully biodegradable cardboard or bio-plastic box. [9]

TreeBird Pure Silk Eco Floss

TreeBird- Pure Silk Eco Floss

Eco Roots Zero Waste Floss

Eco Roots- Zero Waste Floss

Eco Floss Plant Based Vegan Dental Floss

Eco Floss- Plant-Based Vegan Dental Floss


To sum it up, you must go for plant-based, recyclable, or reusable options for an eco-friendly oral care routine.

We must act responsibly and do our bit to preserve our planet. Remember, there is no planet B.

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