Coffee stains your teeth. Wine stains your teeth. Sometimes it feels like fun stains your teeth.
We’ve been doing some research and here’s what we’ve come up with. Get ready for pearly whites!
Save the World and Save Your Teeth
Did you know that over 250 million plastic toothbrushes are chucked out each year? In the UK alone. Isn’t that frightening? They don’t break down guys, they stay out there in landfills and oceans on washing up on beaches…for millennia.
This is so simple, it’s a no-brainer.
Get yourself a bamboo toothbrush with charcoal infused bristles.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste of charcoal.
Why is this good for your teeth?
Charcoal absorbs harmful bacteria as well as the acids that cling to your teeth and stain them. Pulling these microparticles away from your enamel without damaging the enamel itself, can help whiten teeth and clean them on a deeper level than your average toothbrush.
Charcoal also helps to neutralise and remove the particles that cause bad breath keeping your fresh as a daisy without the need for flavoured toothpastes.
Pretty good eh?
And you don’t even need to worry about all that bacteria staying on your toothbrush. The charcoal destroys the bacteria and is clean to use again later.
We love BambooDent but there are so many amazing bamboo toothbrushes with charcoal infusion that it’s hard to know which to go for.
BambooDent (compostable bamboo handle) looks cool and feels great.
The TEVRA Bamboo toothbrush comes in a family pack which is great value and has a pretty design.
To get even more charcoal benefits, you can use activated charcoal toothpaste too. Don’t worry, it won’t take you long to adjust to such a strange coloured toothpaste! PROCOAL Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder is great for this.
Want to read more about how to be an environmentally-friendly coffee drinker? Read our breakdown of coffee shops versus coffee machines!