What a handle!

January 2nd, 2008


This groovy, curvy green goddess is a mighty fine tooth cleaning tool. Of course, you can buy Preserve toothbrushes in a variety of colors, but I thought the green would be appropriate for this post.

What’s so cool about the Preserve toothbrush from Recycline?

In terms of use:

* This dentist-engineered brush has a handle that allows you to effortlessly clean your back teeth. It feels very ergonomic!

* The nylon bristles feel great, not too soft or too rough. And they have tri-level rows that assist in cleaning between teeth and gums.

In terms of the environment:

* The handle is made from 100 percent recycled plastics, including yogurt cups from Stonyfield Farm. And the vented container can be used as a travel case!

* The toothbrush and container are so easy to recycle. Just download a postage-paid mailer and send it back to Recycline. They will make sure it gets a new life as plastic lumber, used in park benches.

* If there’s no retailer near you, order in bulk online.

If you are like me, you use whatever toothbrush your dentist gives you at cleanings twice a year. However, the ADA recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months.

I am not sure I’m going to go from replacing my brush every six months to every three months, but it is wise to change your brush after you have a cold or other illness. Plus, you can keep a few of these brushes around for house guests.

I plan on recommending this toothbrush to my dentist on my next visit. I might even get brave and present him a brush as a gift. If a dentist replaces the regular toothbrushes given out twice a year to each patient with recycled brushes (that are easy to recycle again), then imagine what an impact that might make.

PS – I paid $4 for this brush at my local health food store. However, it is cheaper to order four online.

7 Responses to “What a handle!”

  1. Virginia Lee on January 4, 2008 7:16 am

    Oh geez, hon. I just got hold of a FREE sonicare rechargeable with a germ zapper thingy and now I feel guilty coz it ain’t recycled. 🙁 But I’ll have to be an anti-green heathen about this because I love the durn thing. It gets my teeths so clean and happy and I have no worries over germies crawling on the brush because the thing came with a zapper ray doohickey.

    Ah well.

    I promise to be green when I go to the store today. I’ve already packed my pre-used bags for reuse. 🙂 Okay?

  2. ldaley on January 4, 2008 3:05 pm

    Chocmoon, I don’t know many people who can write about toothbrushes and make it interesting, even riveting, but you pulled it off. Good job! I, too, use a sonicare rechargeable by demand from my dentist, but if not, I’d surely be ordering them by the 4-pack online. LD

  3. chocmoon on January 4, 2008 8:12 pm

    Virginia, no need to feel guilty! Thanks again for stopping by. I’ll have to read more about that zapper thing. Sounds interesting.

    Laverne, thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I’ve been wanting to try the toothbrush for some time, but I don’t live that near Wild Oats (the only place to get it around here). I finally made the trip. Now that I know I like it, I can order more online.

  4. Jennifer on January 6, 2008 2:44 am

    I love preserve toothbrushes. I also like that they make special ones for the littles — my son likes that.

  5. chocmoon on January 6, 2008 6:06 am

    Hi Jennifer!

    I forgot about the kid-size Preserve brushes. Hey, I wonder if I could brush my cat’s teeth with them… : )

  6. Sonya on January 11, 2008 4:57 pm

    I love Preserve toothbrushes! At the co-op here they usually end up going on sale every couple months (for something around $2.59, I think?) so I just stock up then. Last time I went to the dentist, I turned down the free toothbrush the hygenist offered me and we ended up talking about the Preserve brushes and she sounded intrigued. Maybe next time I’ll bring her one as a gift (I think I’ve got, like, six new ones in the bathroom right now).

  7. chocmoon on January 11, 2008 5:43 pm

    Hi Sonya. Thanks for visiting.

    Giving a toothbrush to your hygienist sounds like a great way to get people talking!

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