Review: Looking After Our Teeth with DenTek

As more of us are looking for ways to be greener around the home, starting in the bathroom is a great way to be eco-conscious, especially as dental hygiene products are notoriously high in single-use plastic! We’re encouraged to change our toothbrush on a regular basis (lots of plastic), and toothpaste itself comes in a plastic tube. So looking for some small changes to our plastic consumption, as well as products that can help our oral health, is what we have been looking out for.

DenTek have a range of eco-friendly interdental cleaners which can be used on all of the family. The cleaners are made from sustainable materials that are kinder to the planet, both in terms of how they are produced and how they can be recycled and disposed of. We have been using the range at home, and have been really pleased with the results. I have not always been the best with flossing, but the amount of gunk that you can clean from in-between your teeth is pretty shocking.

Why you should floss or use interdental cleaners

1. Removes Plaque and Prevents Tartar Buildup

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gums. If not removed, it can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. Flossing helps to remove plaque from areas where your toothbrush can’t reach, particularly between your teeth and along the gum line. By regularly flossing, you can prevent tartar buildup and keep your teeth clean and smooth.

2. Prevents Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, starts with gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more severe condition that can lead to tooth loss. Flossing daily helps remove the plaque that causes gingivitis, reducing your risk of gum disease. Healthy gums are crucial for maintaining the overall health of your mouth.

3. Reduces Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, is often caused by food particles trapped between your teeth. These particles can decay and cause an unpleasant odor. Flossing helps to remove these food particles, ensuring that your mouth stays fresh and clean. This not only boosts your confidence but also contributes to better social interactions.

4. Improves Overall Health

Oral health is closely linked to overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. The bacteria that cause gum disease can enter your bloodstream and affect other parts of your body. By flossing regularly, you reduce the risk of these systemic health problems, contributing to your overall well-being.

5. Enhances Your Smile

A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Flossing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, ensuring that your teeth and gums remain healthy. This not only enhances the appearance of your smile but also boosts your confidence. Healthy gums provide a strong foundation for your teeth, making your smile look even better.

6. Saves Money on Dental Bills

Preventive care is always more cost-effective than treatment. By incorporating flossing into your daily routine, you can prevent many dental issues that could require expensive treatments, such as fillings, root canals, or gum surgery. Investing a few minutes each day in flossing can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

DenTek Eco-Friendly Collection

DenTek’s Eco-Friendly Dental Floss Picks have been my favourite to use. They are designed to make flossing easy, including a curved end making it easy to hold, as well as meaning you an angle it to reach teeth at the front and the back of the mouth. I have been impressed with how much of a deep clean you can get. Not to mention that the floss features a fluoride coating, as well as a minty flavour for added freshness, leaving my mouth feeling clean and fresh.
The bio-based plastic that the products use are made from a raw material that is derived from sugar cane plants. We have toys made from the same thing, and they are sturdy and durable, but have peace of mind that it is natural and easier to breakdown once finished with. It is also vegan-friendly material, as well as antibacterial for a more hygienic clean.

You can find these on the DenTek website, as well as Amazon and Boots. I think the range is great!

By making flossing a regular part of your oral care routine, you are investing in a healthier, happier smile. Make the commitment today, and enjoy the long-term benefits of a cleaner, fresher, and healthier mouth.

*gifted items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own

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  • Switching to eco-friendly dental hygiene products is a great way to reduce single-use plastic and promote better oral health. The DenTek range of interdental cleaners, made from sustainable materials, effectively removes plaque and prevents gum disease while being kinder to the planet. By incorporating these products into your daily routine, you can achieve a healthier, fresher smile and contribute to a greener environment.
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