Boulder is not only home to the beautiful Flatirons, new startup and technology companies, and the Colorado Buffaloes, Boulder is also a town that is all about environmentally-conscious living! From a great public transportation system and vast open space to city-wide recycling initiatives, Boulder residents work hard to protect the environment.
So how can you green up your oral hygiene to stay in line with sustainable living? There are many products available that have a lower impact on the environment but are still effective in keeping your oral health at its best. Let’s take a look at the options available.
Visit any natural food stores and even conventional grocery stores in the area and you’ll find plenty of natural toothpaste options. All natural, organic toothpaste will clean your teeth and help to keep your breath fresh. Natural toothpaste uses natural ingredients, like mint, spearmint, and peppermint oils, which both freshen and help eliminate bacteria. Brushing twice a day, for two minutes each time, is the best way to fight tooth decay!
Similar to natural toothpaste, natural mouthwash is another option to keep your breath fresh and your mouth clean. Instead of synthetic additives and alcohol, natural mouthwash uses essential oils and botanicals, including cinnamon, peppermint, and lavender, which have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Investigate the many natural mouthwash options available to see if there’s one to add to your oral health routine.
Eco-friendly Dental Floss
Looking to reduce the single-use plastic in your life? Good! Most dental floss is made of nylon or plastic, which helps keep it strong but adds to the plastic consumption in the world. Check out your local natural pharmacy or natural food store for plastic-free floss alternatives! Options are now available that include biodegradable dental floss and refillable floss.
Simple Green Solutions
If you are looking to supplement your oral health care with greener options, consider a few simple solutions. Baking soda can be used to create a toothpaste-like paste for tooth brushing. Oils, such as menthol and tea tree, can be used as drops in the mouth to help kill bacteria. Cloves or clove oil is a natural painkiller that can provide pain relief for a toothache until you can get to the dentist.
When it comes to green dental solutions, there are plenty of options to help further your sustainable lifestyle! Contact us to schedule a checkup and cleaning to explore what other choices exist!