What’s a solid toothpaste ?
A solid toothpaste is a mixture of ingredients to clean your teeth, devoid of water, which gives it its hard and solid appearance. It comes in many scents, mint, peppermint, strawberry, eucalyptus and is just as effective as a toothpaste in a tube. It can be purchased in bulk or packaged in a small refillable metal jar to be completely zero waste. Solid toothpaste is like any solid cosmetic in the form of a pebble and has the advantage of being ecological, economical, durable while protecting the environment.
Is it just tooth soap that's zero waste?
tooth soap can also be zero waste or "less" waste if packaged in a glass jar. A 100% natural toothpaste, without preservative additives, titanium dioxide and therefore completely vegan can also not pollute the environment. The toothpaste from Ben & Anna is totally zero-waste and moreover completely natural without questionable additives.
How to use solid toothpaste?
Moisten your toothbrush and rub the solid toothpaste so that it ends up on the bristles. Start brushing your teeth normally. You will notice that it does not foam as much as a conventional toothpaste. This is normal, the degree of foam does not quantify its cleaning action. Brush your teeth regularly. A good tooth washing takes between 2 and 3 minutes. Take a reusable cup to rinse your mouth. Once your mouth has been rinsed well, put your tooth soap in its box in open air, or on a soap dish to dry. Your solid toothpaste is ready for reuse.
My solid toothpaste doesn’t lather, is this normal?
A little foaming solid toothpaste is normal. Conventional toothpaste contains synthetic surfactants that generate a loose but chemical lather. The amount of foam does not determine the effectiveness of your solid toothpaste. It’s only lathering products that create the abundance of lather. They have no washing effect.
How to preserve tooth soap?
Solid toothpaste can be stored like any other solid cosmetic. Once you have scraped off the solid toothpaste with your moistened toothbrush, allow your toothpaste block to air dry. If it is in a metal box, do not close it immediately. The water must be able to evaporate. You can choose to keep it in its small metal box, or in its cardboard box. You also have the choice to place it elegantly on a soap dish next to your other bar cosmetics.
Is solid toothpaste effective?
A solid dental care is as effective as its traditional paste. There are two essential ingredients for cleaning your teeth: fluoride and baking soda. Fluoride is vital because it strengthens tooth enamel and remineralizes it. Calcium carbonate helps to remove dental plaque and is bactericidal. In addition to its antibacterial activity, it neutralizes acidity and above all helps to whiten teeth. These two elements are found in your solid toothpaste, which will help to clean your teeth and keep them beautiful, white and clean. If you want to whiten your smile more, opt for a solid toothpaste reinforced with activated carbon, to activate more powerful teeth whitening.
To guarantee you fresh breath, you can choose solid toothpastes with essential oils of mint or peppermint. This will ensure good oral hygiene and pleasant breath throughout the day.
For perfect oral hygiene, brush your teeth after each meal. Each brushing should take between 2 and 3 minutes. This will ensure that you are protected against cavities, dental plaque, tartar and gingivitis.
What are the benefits of a solid toothpaste?
As with a cosmetic bar, a solid toothpaste has many advantages. This solid dental care allows perfect dental hygiene. It is important to know that it does not exempt you from brushing your teeth morning, noon and in the evening. Brushing your teeth with solid toothpaste is just as effective for your teeth, and your dentist will approve it.
Solid toothpaste has the advantage of being small and completely zero waste. Easy to take, it is accepted in the cabin. Nothing better for traveling and being able to brush your teeth after meals. It is particularly economical. A pebble corresponds to two tubes of standard toothpaste. It will therefore last 2/3 months. Without non-recyclable plastic packaging, it is completely durable. In addition, you will not find any synthetic or chemical product. Xylitol, chamomile or even Aloe Vera are natural products which protect against cavities and will provide natural fresh breath throughout the day.
Solid toothpaste is therefore ideal from A to Z and will meet your daily needs. Choose a wooden, bamboo or rechargeable toothbrush for a total zero waste approach!