According to some dentists…
For the best results from brushing, you should
replace your toothbrush:
- At least every three months
- When bristles begins to show wear
- After an illness such as a cold or flu
If everyone used four toothbrushes a year and lived 80 years (the average Canadian lifespan) they would throw away 320 in their lifetime. If we had two colds a year and threw the toothbrush out that we were using at that time that number would jump to 480. So just for our family of four alone we would be throwing away at least 1200-1900 toothbrushes in our lifetimes if we used traditional tooth brushes. Our town has over 70,000 in it. That would be over 28 million toothbrushes for the lifetimes of our towns people at 5 toothbrushes a year. This year alone BC will throw away at least 22 million 816 thousand toothbrushes. On a nationwide level, that number goes up to 168 million 860 thousand toothbrushes thrown away each year. Where are all these toothbrushes going? (look up)
My husband has an electric toothbrush that charges on a base. Only the heads get replaced. It’s definitely a better option than the battery operated ones. I decided to not go electric when buying my new toothbrush though. Most battery operated ones don’t have replaceable heads including all those ones marketed to kids.
My old toothbrush was way past needing replacement. After a lot of thought I bought this new toothbrush that only needs the top replaced.
- Beautiful, long-lasting Bio-Plastic handles from recycled dollar bills, wood or flax blended with 100% recycled polypropylene.
- Replaceable head, reduces 93% of waste from standard toothbrushes and lowers cost of brushing
- Right or left hand configuration ensures dentist recommended 45º angle of bristle to teeth
- Radial bristling allows brushing in tight spaces
- Dramatically increases softness and efficacy of brushing with 65% more bristle tufts than ordinary toothbrushes
Non-aligned bristle layout to avoid tooth erosion
3pks and 6pks packaged in assorted colors. Colors subject to change.
As much as 9 million pounds of non-renewable, non-recycled floss containers not to mention wasteful secondary packaging, like boxes and blister-cards-end up in our already over-crowded landfills each year. Only Eco-Dent VeganFloss offers you an alternative to this incredible packaging waste! Lower cost per flossing. Less Packaging Waste”. Hmmm, sounds pretty good.