Earth Day is all about stopping pollution and cleaning up the earth, but did you know you could contribute to Earth Day by switching dental products? If you have walked into Whole Foods – or any local health store – you have likely seen the following all-natural dental products pop up. These organic products are not just good for the planet, but studies show that with the number of “questionable” materials in our regular toothpaste, these all-natural products might be better for your teeth.
So if you’re interested in more eco-friendly items, here are four dental care products that I have found to be great for your teeth, plus earth-friendly:
It won’t be a hardship to brush with this toothpaste: Hello’s Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste does exactly as the name says and more. As a company focused on providing beautiful and clean dental products for the everyday consumer, Hello also makes sure that their toothpastes work double time. Teeth whitening, breath freshening (thanks to the Xylitol in it, which is a natural sweetener derived from corn!) this charcoal-based toothpaste packs a punch and is good for the earth. Saving the planet just became a little bit prettier.
If charcoal isn’t your thing, check out Tom’s Peppermint Toothpaste! Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste is one of those toothpaste brands that originated first at Whole Foods, but is now everywhere you go, from CVS to Rite Aid to the local deli. It’s a brand that’s as mainstream like the best of them. The great thing about this toothpaste is it is both fluoride-free and earth-friendly, therefore switching is a win-win!
Tired of mouthwash and it’s less-then-stellar aftertaste? Look no further! Dale Audrey’s Ayurvedic Oral Pulling Rinse is exactly what you need. Like the two-aforementioned toothpastes, this mouth rinse contains no fluoride, whitens teeth, and comes from a company that believes in using only natural ingredients in all of their oral care products. The downside is that it instructs you to swish around your mouth for 20 minutes, but your fresh clean teeth – and planet – will thank you!
4- Pur Gum
Everyone loves gum – and now, there’s a gum that’s derived from all-natural ingredients and cleans your teeth! Pur Gum is made up of simple ingredients with 8 simple flavors, all geared towards fresher breath and delicious taste. Their website boasts that this gum is “sugar-free, all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, NON-GMO, 100% Xylitol, Nut/Peanut Free, and Soy Free.” That’s a whole lot of bang for your buck. Add this great gum to your list of oral care products!