According to the US Department of Health and Human Services in communications with the American Dental Association (ADA), you should be practicing interdental cleaning, or flossing, every single day. In the last several years, the selection of floss in most drug stores and department stores has grown exponentially. Today, the choices now include silk dental floss, which is growing in popularity as an eco-friendly alternative to nonbiodegradable plastic-based flosses.What is Standard Dental F...

For many, many years, it was commonly believed that the more fluoride you were able to get into your body, the better off you would be – especially when it comes to oral health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Though fluoride certainly can help to prevent tooth decay, too much of it can actually cause tooth decay – as well as a host of other issues. Here’s what you should know about fluoride.What is Fluoride, Anyway?Fluoride is the negative ion of the element fluorine, which ...

When many parents and caregivers buy toothbrushes for their kids, they buy expensive battery-powered options with cartoon characters they can recognize on them in hopes that they will be more inclined to brush their teeth. All that plastic – and all the batteries inside them – really add up over time, so below, you can find some reasons why it may be better to avoid spending your money on these toothbrushes and go for something a little more eco-friendly, instead.What You’re Really Paying Fo...
Six Simple Eco-Friendly Tips for a Greener Holiday!

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 somethin...

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 – Tomat...
5 Reasons Dentists Should Consider Recommending Bamboo Toothbrushes to All Their Patients 

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 avers...
5 Cool Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush (and Brush Well!)

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 “bo...
How Famous People Keep Their Teeth Clean

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 been a ...
What Exactly Makes Bamboo Sustainable and Panda-Friendly?

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 that...