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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Plastic revolutionized the world, and it still has its benefits today, but too much of a good thing has led to overflowing landfills and plastic islands the size of Texas in the oceans. Though plastic is still the material of choice for many products, bamboo is gaining ground as a sustainable, renewable material that is even better than plastic for many types of consumer goods. The Problem with Plastic Plastic is a wonderful alternative to metal, which takes a great deal of energy to mine, ref...