~*This post contains gifted products*~
If you’ve been a reader of my little blog for a while then you’ll know that I’m on the path to try and lead a more ethical and eco-friendly life, and that means trying to swap out all my plastic usage. I’ve started swapping a lot of my everyday products, it’s not an easy or fast process so I try and stick to one swap a month which is not only doable but gives me a chance to use products up and to stop that massive feeling of being overwhelmed by it all.
I have been using much more natural toothpastes but they come in plastic tubes, then I tried a toothpaste from the brand Georganics, and even though it was in a glass jar, I have to admit it was a very unpleasant experience when it came to cleaning our teeth, and the family weren’t happy. I was starting to lose hope. We’ve already made the switch to bamboo toothbrushes and have been using those for a year or so now already but trying to find the right eco dental products has been a bit of a nightmare until I discovered *Brushd.
Who are Brushd.?
They are a fantastic team of people who have been working hard to formulate a wide choice of eco-friendly oral care products that promote good oral care while reducing our plastic pollution at the same time. Brushd. are aiming to not only help reduce plastic pollution without compromising on good dental health, they are also approved by dentists.
They have all of your oral hygiene needs covered and have a wide range of products to suit the whole family. Brushd were so generous and kindly sent me; a charcoal infused bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste tablets, dental supplements, mouthwash tablets, interdental brushes and natural corn dental floss. I was really intrigued by the corn dental floss and the toothpaste tablets as I’ve not seen any products about like these so was so excited to try them out.
The bamboo toothbrush
is fab as with most bamboo toothbrushes out there currently on the market, the bamboo handle is biodegradable and can also be composted or even popped into your food waste bin, but don’t forget you must remove those bristles first. This is the only thing that I’ve not really liked about my bamboo toothbrushes. However, Brushd do say that they are working on a solution for those bristles. Don’t forget – for every 1 brush you purchase, 1 more will be gifted to someone in need on your behalf, I mean how amazing is that?? You can get your hands on the adults size toothbrushes for £3.90 or the kids ones for £2.99
The Interdental brushes
come in packet of 5. The ones I received were 0.8mm brush width, but they also come in a 1mm size. I absolutely loved using these and the size was perfect for me. They fit between my teeth without any problems. I really liked the short handle and how flexible the brush was, making it much easier to reach the inside of my teeth. The handles are bamboo, but I’m not sure what the bristles are actually made of, so not sure if you would have to remove those before disposing of them first. The box states that these are recommended by dentists, are BPA-free, vegan and 100% recyclable. It says they are reusable too so you don’t have to dispose of them after one use, you can use them a few times and this will definitely help the product to last longer. They’re suitable from age 8, which I think is just the right age to start introducing the kiddies to adding an extra step into their oral hygiene routine and cost £2.99.
The corn dental floss
is 100% biodegradable so can go in your home compost. It does seem slightly thicker than standard floss, and fit perfectly between not just my front teeth but the back ones too. It didn’t break either whilst flossing after meals which is another tick in the box as I find some dental floss can break really easily whilst you’re using it. It also comes in a handy jar, and there is around 30 meters of floss which is around 100 uses! I will definitely be purchasing this again. The only thing I will say is be careful of the jar, with it being glass, mine unfortunately broke at the bottom sometime during delivery which was such a shame but it didn’t stop me from using the floss at all. This retails at £4.49
This is the first time I’ve ever tried using toothpaste tablets and I have to say that it was a bit of a strange at first. A toothpaste tablet works on the principle of you chewing the tablet before brushing. The taste was a bit weird and something I’ve never tasted before but the more I got used to it the easier it got to using them each day. The boys won’t give the tablets a try yet because it’s just too weird for them apparently but soon they will have no choice as I will definitely be keeping this swap. It’s so much more eco friendly too, and the great thing is, Brushd sell a refill pack for your toothpaste tablets. They also offer a fluoride and fluoride free option to these. There are 62 tablets in the jar which is a nice touch, which means there is enough for a 31 day month. They are also a pleasant minty flavour too. These retail at £4.99
Do you know that although I’ve taken multivitamins before, I never actually realised that you could buy vitamins and minerals specifically targeted to healthier teeth and gums? That is the purpose of these daily dental supplements. They are suitable for vegans and contain:
Calcium – Helps harden your enamel and strengthen your jawbone
Vitamin D – Helps the body absorb calcium while boosting bone mineral density.
Vitamin C – Strengthen your gums and the soft tissue in your mouth
Vitamin A – prevents dry mouth and helps your mouth heal quickly
Vitamin K – Supports bone strength
Potassium – Improves bone mineral density
Simply take one a day with water. There are 60 tablets in the jar and retail for £8.99
I’ll be honest with you I didn’t even know something like this even existed, which just goes to show that I’m learning and discovering new products all the time and these were really good. They dissolved really well, they’re so easy to use too. Just pop a tablet in about 20 ml of water at the start of your dental routine and it will be dissolved by the time you reach the mouthwash stage. Then gargle for about 30 seconds before spitting out. This is something I’ve managed to get the boys using without them finding something weird about them so they don’t have to try them. You get 120 tablets in the jar. You can choose from Peppermint, Orange or Lemon flavour and they also come in handy refill packs. These guys retail at £5.49
My Overall Thoughts
Oral hygiene is very important and the one thing I’ve taught the boys from such a young age. So it was great to read that not only are Brushd focused on helping to reduce plastic pollution, but that each time you buy a toothbrush from them, they gift one to someone in need on your behalf. This is via two charities – A Reason To Smile and Dentaid.
And I also read that they plant a tree for every subscription via Tree-Nation. By subscribing, you would save 25-30% on tablets and toothbrushes. The products would be sent to you every 4 months, which is fantastic and something that I will look into for my family.
It will of course be fantastic to see these products in my local zero waste shop but you can only purchase these products online at the moment. They’re all reasonably priced so won’t cost loads to make the switch and the fact that they do last you a good couple months is fab, as most toothpaste tubes can last us 2 months max. I love that all the products are eco friendly and plastic free and I will most certainly be repurchasing a few of their products. They also do some recyclable electric toothbrush heads which will be great for the OH and the teen as they love theirs. Brushd also do a little scheme where you can send back your used electric toothbrush heads (Brushd branded ones only) and they will dispose of them correctly and supply an envelope to post them back in.
This brand really have thought of everything when it comes to oral hygiene and keeping your teeth and gums strong and healthy.
Have you tried toothpaste tablets? What did you think?? Have you tried any products from Brushd?
This post contains gifted items from Brushd which have been marked with *. The company has provided the products for review but have not had any control of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.