Dear Reader, I believe there to be very few of you who sit and ponder this article without a coffee, tea or a glass of wine (you caught me) by your side. We know that these drinks, along with everything else we sip and savour in a day, affects our teeth but we barely give it a fleeting thought.
That’s because we have an everyday superpower, toothpaste. This miracle substance scrapes off the daily grind and gets at those in-betweens to leave our mouths clean and fresh. When shopping for this essential toiletry item, it seems as though every incarnation of toothpaste we’ve used since childhood seems to work just fine. This begs the simple question: why change your toothpaste?
How rare it is to actually stop and think about toothpaste. It’s one of the earliest skills we’re taught. Brush in the morning and brush at night because it’s mandatory to keep us cavity-free and dentist visits tolerable. Lucky for us, The Peeled Pantry brings us choices for high-quality and effective products that are good for you and good for the planet.
...fluoride alternative [...] reducing the amount of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth.
We’re very excited to showcase a new addition to our plastic-free dental care trio, Change Toothpaste. This Canadian-made, fluoride-free toothpaste was created with the environment in mind. It comes in waste-free packaging and the toothpaste itself is easy-to-use tablets. Change toothpaste only contains a handful of ingredients and boasts all of the cleaning power of your regular drug store brand. Sodium sulfonate is a plant-based foaming agent that gives this product the regular feel of toothpaste when used with water. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol extracted from birchwood that brings a bit of natural sweetness to the tablet. It also acts as the fluoride alternative in the toothpaste by reducing the amount of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. Win-win. Add to this a couple of polishing agents and some natural minty flavour and you have yourself some toothpaste.
Bite and brush
Unsure of how to use toothpaste in tablet form? It’s easy! Pop a tablet in your mouth, give a little chomp down and add a wet toothbrush to the mix. It will be foaming in no time. Tablet toothpaste will bring you back to the days of Flintstone vitamins adding some nostalgia to your brushing ritual. I digress…
Combine with the bamboo toothbrush
Speaking of toothbrushes, I hope you didn’t think we would forget about toothpaste’s crucial sidekick. The new Peeled Essentials Bamboo Toothbrush completes our waste-free dental care trio. The simple design is composed of only a 100% biodegradable bamboo handle and soft, BPA-free nylon bristles.
Both of these necessity items will make an effortless transition into your sustainable bathroom routine. Change Toothpaste is entirely waste and plastic-free. It comes in a refillable (and returnable) glass jar and the tablets themselves dissolve in your mouth and then go down the sink. No more tossing clunky toothpaste tubes into the garbage. The Peeled Essentials Bamboo Toothbrush can easily be dismantled with a pair of scissors, the nylon bristles go into the bin and the bamboo handle can go into yard waste or your backyard compost.
We’re confident that switching to Change Toothpaste and Peeled Essentials Bamboo Toothbrushes and Dental Floss will be a positive step toward your waste-free, sustainable lifestyle and an upgrade to your personal dental care routine. Happy brushing friends!