Your Toothbrush Made From Vegetables?

How to judge that if your toothpaste is made from vegetables? Do you want a toothpaste with vegetable inside? To learn more toothpaste and vegetables, let take a look at the dental news as followed.

The new EcoBrushes and EcoFlossers are North America's first biodegradable toothbrushes and flossers made from corn, wheat, tapioca and potatoes which are designed to decompose into organic material.

According to recommendations from the Canadian Dental Association, consumers should replace their toothbrushes every three months, which means Canadians are disposing as many as 134 million toothbrushes annually.

Jane Nicol, marketing director of Clean Idea says: 'With Earth Day on 22 April, and April being National Oral Health Month [in US], we want to let Canadians know there's a new eco-friendly product on the market that gives consumers an opportunity to make a difference.’

The resins will biodegrade within 180 days in a commercial compost facility. Unlike petroleum-based plastics, even when thrown into regular rubbish bins, Clean Idea products will eventually decompose into organic material. Using Clean dental equipment like Idea toothbrushes and flossers is one easy thing people can do to lessen the negative impact plastic waste is having on our planet.

The current line of Clean Idea dental products includes EcoBrushes and EcoFlossers for both children and adults, plus EcoMirrors for use by dentists. Products are available at

Globally, the number of plastic toothbrushes in landfills could reach as many as 24 billion in one year if every person on the planet followed the recommendations.


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