Plastic Toothbrush Alternatives

Let’s be real, no one likes a stank mouth. Dental care is so important. Did you know that dental care is part of keeping a healthy heart? Click here to find out more. And here for a different opinion.

Plastic toothbrushes are popular. With the cheap price tag and easy availability many people opt for buy standard plastic toothbrush. These toothbrushes end up in the landfill and in the ocean; effecting ecosystems around the world. But there are some really cool alternatives! Check them out below.


  1. Pig Hair Toothbrush

This might sound crazy but the brush end of a toothbrush use to be made out of pig hair before nylon was created. There is a German company called Naturborsten and they creates their brushes with sustainability harvested bore’s hair and bamboo. Their about $7 online.

 2. Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo is a very sustainable wood when resourced properly. Bamboo also decomposes way faster than plastic and reduces chemical contamination. You can find these on Amazon for about $10 for a set of 4 infused with charcoal.


3. Coconut Pulling

There are mixed opinions on whether oil pulling is good for your teeth. Ask your dentist before switching. But coconut pulling can reduce a ton of plastic waste and chemical exposure.

4. Baking Soda

Like the oil pulling, there are mixed opinions on whether baking soda is good for your teeth. Ask your dentist before switching. But using baking soda also save a ton on plastic waste! What you’ll need to do is take about two teaspoons of baking and mix it with cold water until it becomes a paste. Put a few drops of mint or peppermint essential oils (USDA Certified Organic Therapeutic Grade) in the mixture and rub gently rub on teeth. Rinse with warm water. Once, again ask your doctor before trying.

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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