Incorporate these tips into your daily life to enjoy a healthier mouth and planet.
There’s no need to run water if it isn’t being used. After you’ve wet your brush, conserve water by turning off the tap and using a cup of water to swish.
After three months, it’s time to replace your toothbrush. Rather than adding it to a landfill, consider giving your toothbrush a new function, like keyboard cleaner, sneaker scrubber or paintbrush.
Your daily dental tools don’t have to pile up in a landfill. Avoid disposable cups and consider switching to toothbrushes and floss made of biodegradable materials, such as silk, corn-based plastic, wood and bamboo. Some toothpaste companies even offer their product in tablet or powder form to try and reduce single-use plastic tubes.
Last updated March 16, 2022
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