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Is There Too Much Plastic in Your Oral Care Routine?

Have you ever considered how much plastic is involved in your daily dental care? If you're using a plastic toothbrush, you might be surprised to learn that every toothbrush ever produced still exists today—most likely in a landfill or polluting our oceans. Fortunately, there are eco-friendly alternatives that can make your oral care routine more sustainable.

**Bamboo Toothbrushes:**
Bamboo toothbrushes are becoming increasingly popular. They function just as well as plastic toothbrushes but have the added benefit of being biodegradable at the end of their life. By switching to a bamboo toothbrush, you can help reduce plastic waste significantly.

**Interdental Brushes:**
Those little interdental brushes, available in various colors and sizes, are typically made of non-recyclable plastic. However, bamboo versions are now available, offering the same cleaning efficiency without the environmental impact.

**Dental Floss:**
Most dental floss is made of plastic, but there are eco-friendly options available. Some companies produce floss made from plant-based materials, making them compostable after use.

**Toothpaste and Mouthwash:**
Traditional toothpaste tubes and mouthwash bottles are major sources of plastic waste. Thankfully, there are alternatives such as natural mineral toothpaste packaged in glass jars and mouthwash tablets in glass containers. These options not only reduce plastic waste but also often contain more natural ingredients, which are better for your health.

By making these simple swaps, you can transform your entire dental routine into one that's free from plastic. It's not just a dream—it's a sustainable reality that's within reach. As a sustainability advocate and zero waste shop owner, I encourage you to rethink your oral care choices. Together, we can reduce plastic waste and work towards a cleaner, greener future.

**Let's make a change for the better.** 🌿🦷💚

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