6 Simple Tips to Have a Green Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, it always seems like the pressure knob is turned to full blast! (No? It’s just me?) Meals to plan, family members to pick-up and drop off, gifts to wrap, don’t even get me started about decorating… Santa’s list is far from being the only one that’s a mile long. Can I get an amen? On top of all of that I’m supposed to keep my environmental impact to a minimum. Ok, got it. (Insert dramatic eye roll here.) But in all seriousness, it is someth...
What Is That White Stuff

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about what’s going on inside your mouth – unless, of course, you’re enjoying a fantastic flavor explosion while eating your favorite meal. However, there are a few relatively common conditions that can have a negative effect on your oral and physical health. Here, you will learn more about a condition called thrush, including what it is, what causes it, and how to treat and prevent it.What is Thrush?Thrush is a fungal mouth infection caused by ...
5 things that can really stain your teeth

Over the last several years, having beautiful pearly white teeth has become a huge focus. More people than ever before spend time in their dentists’ offices undergoing whitening treatments, and millions upon millions of people buy at-home whitening strips, gels, and tubes of toothpaste. Like with anything else, prevention is the real secret to having whiter teeth. Below are five foods and drinks that you might not have realized can cause stains or just straight up destroy your teeth.#1 – Tom...
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When it comes to oral health, people in numerous countries around the world rely on their dentists for information, advice, and care – and this includes toothbrush recommendations. Because of this, dentists should consider recommending bamboo toothbrushes to their patients to reduce plastic in landfills and oceans – and as a way to keep their patients healthy, too. Here are five reasons why.  #1 – Bamboo Toothbrushes are Naturally Antimicrobial Most people have a serious aversion to germ...

Getting your kids to brush their teeth often feels like pulling teeth (pun intended), but there are a few ways to entice them to get the job done right. Here are five cool ways to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth without driving yourself mad.#1 – Reward Them for BrushingCreate a simple chart for your kids and hang it in the bathroom for a reward system. To do it, put each child’s name across the top of the page and each day of the week down the side, then divide each “box...
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If you thought keeping your teeth clean involved nothing more than squeezing some paste onto a brush, scrubbing for two minutes, then using some floss to get between your pearly whites, you’re technically right. However, some of the most famous celebs in the world use some methods that might seem a little strange to the rest of us. Here are some of the various ways in which people like Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, and Dylan McDermott keep their teeth clean.Baking SodaBaking soda has bee...
Bamboo Sustainable

All too often, people assume that just because a product is made of bamboo, it is a 100% better alternative to other materials like wood, cotton, or even plastic. While it’s true that bamboo is beneficial in many ways, it’s important to learn the truth about bamboo, including how it’s grown and where it comes from, to make sure you are buying bamboo products that are truly sustainable and panda-friendly. The Good Bamboo is known all over the world over as an eco-crop. It is a type of grass th...
Electric vs Manual Toothbrush

If you’ve ever seen a television ad for an electric toothbrush, then you have probably believed the hype- that unless you’re using an electric toothbrush, your teeth aren’t getting cleaned as well as they should. Though convincing, these advertisements are filled with misinformation, and like all others, they are designed to elicit emotion from you and drive you to run out and buy. Here’s what you really need to know about manual vs. electric toothbrushes. What Do the Experts Say? Rather than ...
Teeth Brushing Mistakes

Brushing your teeth is a part of your everyday life, so you probably don’t spend too much thinking about it – even when you’re doing it! Which means there’s a pretty good chance you’re making at least one of these common mistakes when it comes to brushing your teeth (and there’s an even bigger chance you don’t even know you’re doing it.) Below are five of the biggest mistakes you might make when brushing your teeth and some info about how to fix them. #1 – Not Tossing your Toothbrush Often Enou...
Environmentally Friendly Toothbrush

Most people don’t really spend much time thinking about brushing their teeth. Of course, people know they should brush at least twice daily and preferably after meals, and they know they should floss regularly, too, to keep their smiles healthy and prevent gingivitis and gum disease. Did you know that an environmentally friendly bamboo toothbrush is better for your smile than your typical plastic one? Here are five reasons why. #1 – Bamboo is Naturally Antimicrobial Most of the toothbrushes y...