Maintaining good oral hygiene is very important for our overall health. It’s because everything we consume, including foods and drinks, enters our body through the mouth. And, if we don’t clean it, part of the bacteria and food remains will stick to the newly-consumed food and go through our digestive system. Sound yucky, but it’s true, and that’s exactly why you need to use good dental products and clean your teeth properly.
Speaking of good dental products, we have to mention that conventional products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss, are not as healthy as you have thought. It’s because their main component is plastic, which is the leading cause of environmental pollution in the world. Willing to protect the environment and help stop pollution, a lot of people have started using eco-friendly dental products, such as a natural bamboo toothbrush, plastic-free toothpaste, and silk dental floss.
You know the saying, “It’s a small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind.” Similarly, switching from conventional, plastic dental products to bamboo products is a small change for you, but of great importance for the planet. And, here is why.
Bamboo Products Are Eco-friendly
Global warming, plastic oceans, endangered species, dying animals, and chaos. It’s all a result of the global environmental catastrophe that humanity has caused over the years. The main reason why we ended up with these concerning conditions is our reckless use of production materials. To be more precise, we chose the wrong material – plastic – to be the main component of most items produced worldwide. And so, we use a plastic toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash in a plastic bottle, and nylon dental floss in a plastic package.
What happens after you run out of them? Logically, you throw them in a garbage. And, they end up who-knows-where. But, eventually, we find them on the coasts, in the rivers, seas, oceans, and even forests because plastic needs a thousand years to decompose. So, it’s no wonder we have pollution.
That’s where bamboo dental products come in. Being made of natural material – bamboo – they are biodegradable and don’t harm the environment. You simply throw them in a home composter or bury them in the ground, and they will decompose (in a couple of years), returning the organic material back to the soil.
Bamboo Products Are Safe
Being made of or packed in plastic, dental products are actually not safe. Of course, it’s not that alarming, but it’s definitely something you should take care of. The thing is that conventional dental products contain chemicals. For instance, plastic toothbrushes contain chemicals, such as BPA and petroleum. Mouthwashes, on the other hand, contain artificial dyes, petrochemicals, artificial sweeteners, anti-bacterial chemicals., and alcohol.
All of these chemicals are toxic and harmful to animals. That means that when you throw your old mouthwash in the garbage, if an animal gets in touch with it (lick it, for example), it will get poisoned. Not only animals but also you consume those chemicals every time you use these products.
But, when using bamboo products, you have none of the above-mentioned chemicals. As a matter of fact, using a bamboo toothbrush, will not only perfectly clean your teeth but will also protect your mouth from bacteria because bamboo, itself, has antimicrobial properties. Using an all-natural, organic toothpaste will ensure you end up with nothing but clean teeth and fresh breath. And, washing your mouth with an eco-friendly mouthwash will ensure you get in touch with only natural ingredients.
Bamboo Products Are Affordable
Natural and organic products are more expensive than the conventional ones. However, that’s not as issue for the eco-friendly and bamboo products. It’s because they have an affordable price. As a matter of fact, there’s something for everyone. Namely, you can find more and less expensive products, depending on what you are looking for. For instance, you can find many packs of toothbrushes that have the same or almost the same price as the conventional ones.
Bamboo Products Have an Interesting Appeal
This mostly refers to the bamboo toothbrushes. Being made of wood, we find them very simple. But, their different look is what makes them interesting. As a matter of fact, although they usually have a plain wooden handle and white bristles, you can also find toothbrushes with engraved handles and colorful bristles. They are actually a great choice for your children.
Changing your plastic dental products with bamboo products is a great way to add something new to your oral care routine. And, new things are always exciting. Plus, due to being all-natural, they help you stop environmental pollution. At the same time, they protect you, your kids, and animals from the harmful chemicals found in the conventional products.