My Floss Goes Where?

The ADA suggests flossing once a day. Think about how much waste would be generated from the nylon floss and the plastic containers if everyone in the world flossed once a day? So how can we keep our months healthy and help protect the earth from the consequences of oral care?

Well, there are some alternatives that have less of an impact on the earth than traditional floss or floss with the plastic handles.

  1. Refillable Floss

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One option is refillable floss. Package free sells a refillable floss from a manufacture named Dental Lace whose packaging is made from biogas materials. The floss itself is made from essential oils and mulberry silk. The spool of floss is compostable, too! The glass container can be recycled. You can purchase this floss for about $7 here.

 

 

 

2. Eco Dent Floss

Eco Dent Floss floss is made from a wax derived from rice and is vegan unlike most eco alternatives made from beeswax. The packaging is made from paper fiber and is biodegradable and recyclable. You can purchase Eco Dent on Amazon for about $6.

3. WooBamboo

WooBamboo is an Italian based company that has created a unique plant based plastic packaging that actually acts as the flosses dispenser. The floss is made from silk and is biodegradable. You can purchase two bamboo brushes and two packs of floss for around $16 on Amazon.

4. Natural Silk Floss

Natural Silk Floss is a fair trade product! It’s made from silk spun in plant wax. The silk is biodegradable (60-90 days). This product will cost you about $3-$4.

 

Disclaimer: Information expressed in this article is solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for any damage or health concerns resulting from information or endorsement from this article. If in doubt, always contact a health professional before using a new product on yourself or others.

*Article not sponsored by suggested companies.

 

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