Last year, which confined the world to their homes for many months in a row, highlighted the urgent need to practice a sustainable life and also caused people to turn to ancient remedies to maintain their health. While at first it seemed overwhelming to many, you can always start with small changes that have the power to make a big difference.
Now imagine merging the two, not just for our benefit, but for the environment as well. If you’re wondering what we’re talking about, let us introduce you to the charcoal toothbrushes.
Not only does a charcoal toothbrush whiten your teeth, it also removes bacteria and stale breath, something a normal toothbrush can’t do. In fact, according to Healthline, “Recent studies show that charcoal toothbrushes may be slightly more effective than regular toothbrushes. “
“Charcoal-infused bristles can work wonders by removing stains, maintaining mouth pH values, acting as an antibacterial, and removing plaque from dents,” said Pallavi Kolhapure Shah, founder of Bathelement & more.
He added that those toothbrushes come with charcoal-infused bristles and a body made of bamboo. “Unlike plastic brushes, bamboo has natural antimicrobial properties and is absolutely recyclable and compostable,” he told indianexpress.com.
Not only that, but since the bristles are infused with activated charcoal, it is easier for them to absorb acidic ingredients that tend to stain teeth, such as wine or coffee.
So there are no downsides to using a charcoal toothbrush? “Yes there is. It can be slightly abrasive in nature, and because it has activated carbon, it could also stain the sink,” he said.