The Dirty Side of Clean: How your Oral Care Choices Impact our Planet

Where is your last Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes are one of the most frequently used tools in the world. As reported recently in One Green Planet, over 1 billion of them are thrown away every year in the US alone, equaling over 50 million pounds of landfill waste. A large amount of that waste ends up in our oceans. 

According to National Geographic, plastic has so completely taken over toothbrush design that it is nearly impossible to clean our teeth without it. Since most plastics take over 100 years to break down, every plastic toothbrush since the 1930s is still present on this planet. It is clearly time for a change. 


Hidden Impact: The Problem with Electric Toothbrush Heads

While most people are aware of the impact of plastic toothbrushes on the world and our oceans, they likely haven’t looked into the more specific (and scarier) effects of the plastic replacement brush heads used on electric toothbrush options.

Whereas most regular plastic brushes take 100 years or longer to break down, plastic electric toothbrush heads remain in landfills indefinitely. As these toothbrushes settle into the landfill, they release chemicals resulting in even more environmental pollution and lasting damage to a planet already experiencing toxic overload. 

The Solution is Clear: Change your Choices

As you now know, plastic electric toothbrush heads are detrimental to the future of our environment and our planet.  

What’s next? It’s time to change our choices. There are alternative options that will significantly reduce the damage our oral care routines cause the planet. PearlBar’s Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush is an obvious solution, delivering an incredible clean with far less environmental impact. 

PearlBar’s Bamboo brush heads are completely biodegradable, decomposing naturally in just 3-4 months. Keep in mind - It’s important to remember to remove the bristles (easily done with a pair of home pliers) of any electric toothbrush head before throwing it away.

If you are looking to make more eco-conscious decisions but don't know where to start, then start here. You’ll not only be making the right choice for your health, but also supporting a company with our planet’s health at its heart. Switch to PearlBar’s Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush right away and both your pearls and the planet will thank you.

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