In today's society, clean living has become a more popular way of life. For those who are planet conscious and want to make as little impact as possible, eliminating plastic in everyday use has become a passion. Since most toothbrushes are plastic, how does one still brush well without compromising on core beliefs? Let me introduce the WooBamboo brush. It was one of the first of its kind and was developed by 3 friends who wanted to impact the plastic waste seen worldwide.
What I love about this company is their desire to not only create a superior manual toothbrush, but their choices in material. The bamboo that they use can grow 4 ft a day and it's the perfect size to make the toothbrush handles. The bristles are nylon, which are dentist and dental hygienist recommended. Some people might complain that the bristles are not biodegradable, but would you really want to brush your teeth with boar's hair? I didn't think so! I personally recommend the super soft option because it's not how hard you brush, but the length of time you spend brushing. You don't need a Brillo pad to be effective. Plaque is soft and sticky so as long as you spend the recommended 2 minutes at the gum line doing circles, you should remove the plaque. Brushing alone gets rid of about 60% of plaque bacteria, the rest of the bugs need to be removed with dental floss.
If you are going to use a manual toothbrush, please visit my YouTube channel and check out this video to make sure you aren't damaging your teeth or gums https://bit.ly/44LyTyn I know for myself that using a manual toothbrush is like having a weapon in my mouth so I was super happy to discover that WooBamboo (https://www.woobamboo.com/ use code SimplySilver20 for 20% off) makes biodegradable electric toothbrush heads that fit my favorite electric toothbrush. I feel like I have the best of both worlds.
Also, remember to use toothpaste that is not abrasive and doesn't contain ingredients that coat your enamel preventing remineralization like glycerin. You only have one coating of enamel so you cannot re-grow it. Check out the RDA abrasiveness chart https://bit.ly/42ntc7X to make sure you're not using liquid sand paper on your pearly whites. Check out my super safe and effective toothpastes here that range between 49-59 on the RDA chart. https://www.simplysilvermouthwash.com/collections/oral-care
As always, if you have any questions or concerns that you would like me to discuss in my next blog, feel free to email me at Heather@SimplySilverMouthwash.com
Heather the Hygienist