As many of you may recall, I switched to a nasty tasting baking soda/glycerin/salt mix a few months back in order to get off the toothpaste waste train. I got a number of emails from folks about Toms Of Maine toothpaste and how their tubes are recyclable. I checked into it and sure enough, if you take the plastic cap off, you can throw it in with your aluminum cans. Very cool. That said, I knew I had a dentist appointment coming up (today in fact) and figured I'd stick with it until then to see if there was anything they noticed. Well, i am happy to say that 2 months later I got the full clean bill of health. While it's not a year or two, at least i know for the short term that other than intense, nausea, there's no major downside to using a homemade concoction like mine.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Having said all of that, tomorrow I jump back on the toothpaste wagon and can kiss the fear of brushing goodbye forever.
On a final note, I'm picking up one of these little babies as well, a toothpaste squeezer. I figure if I'm going to head back to tubes, the least i can do is squeeze out every last bit right? I wonder if it comes with the press on nails or if I have to supply my own.?
POSTSCRIPt: See comments below but it makes more sense to just use a comb or the side of the sink to get every last bit out.