Eco-Friendly Dental Health Hub Page
Written & Researched by:
Dr. Gemma Wheeler (GDC: 259369)
Dr. Wheeler is a dentist with a passion for the environment.
To compile the advice for this topic she has drawn from her experience as a dentist, tested a wide range of products and referred to the latest studies on sustainability.
How To Make Your Dental Health Eco-Friendly
A summary of all our advice
See a summary of all our advice on how you can make your dental health more eco-friendly.
Best Eco-Friendly Toothbrush
See our recommendations for the most eco-friendly manual toothbrush.
Best Bamboo Toothbrush
Dr. Gemma Wheeler recommends various bamboo toothbrushes based on her research and testing.
An explanation of eco-friendly toothpaste and the various options available.
Best Eco-Friendly Floss
& Interdental Cleaning Tools
Dr. Wheeler explains the various tools available for flossing
How To Recycle Your Products
How To Recycle A Manual Toothbrush & Other Dental Products
Learn about recycling your toothbrush and other dental products when they are no longer usable.
Can Toothpaste Tubes
Find out about new recyclable toothpaste tubes, and why it’s difficult to recycle traditional ones.
What Are Toothbrush Bristles Made Of & Can They Be Recycled?
Toothbrush bristles pose the biggest challenge when it comes to recycling a toothbrush. Find out why and what to do with them.
Can You Recycle Electric Toothbrush Heads?
Find out what to do with electric toothbrush heads once you are finished with them.
Eco Terminology & Definitions
Find out exactly what commonly used phrases mean so that you can better understand the products you are researching.
Electric Toothbrush Advice
Is There An
Eco-Friendly Electric Toothbrush?
This article discusses whether an electric toothbrush can be eco-friendly, and if some have less impact than others.
Are Bamboo Electric Toothbrushes Eco-Friendly?
Bamboo has come to be regarded as a sustainable alternative, but that may not be the case when it comes to electric toothbrushes.
How To Recycle An Electric
This article explains what you should do with an electric toothbrush once it can no longer be used.
Toothpaste tablets are a good alternative to toothpaste tubes. We’ve tested a whole range of them and tell you which ones we prefer.
Is Homemade Toothpaste A Good Way To Prevent Waste?
Making your own toothpaste may seem like a good way to prevent waste from packaging, but it isn’t advised by dentists. Find out why.
More Useful Advice
How Do I Know If I’m A High Risk Or Clinically Vulnerable Patient?
If you’re thinking of using a more eco-friendly product, such as a manual toothbrush instead of electric, see this post to help understand what your clinical needs may be.
11 Interesting Things I Found Out Whilst Researching Eco-Friendly Dental Products
Dr. Gemma Wheeler shares some of the things she found surprising and interesting when research our eco-friendly dental content.