Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? As you know, developing good oral hygiene habits at an early age, and scheduling regular dental visits, helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene habits promote dental health as well as overall health.
A toothbrush is one of those basic necessities of health, right? Sadly, it is considered a luxury for too many children in the world. Many children not even own a toothbrush.
Smile Squared, a St. Louis based company, wants to change that. Smile Squared has pledged that for every toothbrush they sell, they will donate one to a child in need. Now that is a small pledge that can have a big impact on the world.
We recently received a set of Smile Squared child-sized toothbrushes for review.
The Smile Squared toothbrushes are constructed with a bamboo handle and recyclable bristles. Even the packaging is recyclable. After removing them from the packaging, which is recyclable, I grabbed a Sharpie and marked them with the kids initials. It was the only way I could figure to keep them from confusing whose toothbrush was whose, since they look the same.
Once I had the initials in place, it was time to give them a whirl. Mister examined his before deciding it was okay to use.
Mister’s gums are sensitive, so we have always used soft-bristled toothbrushes with him. The recyclable bristles on the Smile Squared toothbrush are a bit firmer than his gums are accustomed to. That, added to the fact that he has a new molar coming in, meant that he had a tinge of bleeding the first time we used it. He hasn’t had any further bleeding, though, so it wasn’t a problem.
When it’s time for a new toothbrush, I plan to use the bamboo handle as plant marker, an idea from Jennifer at Jennifer’s Pharmacy in St Louis. How cool is that?
Facts and Figures
- 100% Biodegradable / Recyclable
- 100% Handcrafted Bamboo Handle
- 1:1 Buying to Giving Ratio
- 98% Biodegradable
Purchasing personal hygiene products is one of the most basic things we do. By changing the way we purchase them, we can meet a growing need and impact lives. Rethink Buying. Have a smile, give a smile. I like it.