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...
Eco Friendly Travel

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the carbon footprint I leave behind when I travel. I do as much as I can locally by using public transit and biking whenever I can, but sometimes I feel like I undo all that good when I fly cross country to visit my son every few months. So, as I planned my most recent trip from Oregon to Florida I decided to make my trip as eco-friendly as possible while offsetting some of my carbon footprint. Go off Grid The first thing I did bef...
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 ...
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Imagine you’re out to eat a celebration dinner with family and friends. You order a nice cold brew with a salmon filet and settle in for a fun night. After a short time, the waiter brings your table mugs of microplastic beads and plates of plastic trash and sides. Would you take a swig and dig in or would you be horrified? Gross, right? Unfortunately, this scenario isn’t too far from the truth; we are ingesting plastics when we eat certain fish and drink beverages from some areas. F...

If you want a real scare this Halloween, think about the monstrous mounds of trash we toss away after our spooky celebrations. Plastic candy wrappers, masks, decorations, face paints, and pumpkin candy buckets will haunt the planet long after we’re gone. So, this year, at Woobamboo we’re thinking it’s time to turn around these frightful habits and green our Halloween and all of the holidays that come after.It’s All About the CostumeWanna do Sonny and Cher this year? Well, there’s a coupl...
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...
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I was recently tasked with checking out the “single scene” in Miami for this blog. Cool, I thought, even though I wasn’t sure what the connection to bamboo toothbrushes was…and I was even more unsure what my wife’s reaction would be. Turns out, I wasn’t being sent to mingle with singles in night clubs and bars, but instead was charged with looking into how single-use plastics are being used across the city. Doesn’t sound quite as fun but was probably for the best.As I unpacked my bag, stuffe...

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...